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GALGANI, Jaime. To put truth in place: Emile Zola and the social novel in Chile. Atenea (Concepc.) [online]. 2011, n.504, pp. 95-110. ISSN 0718-0462. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-04622011000200006.
Emile Zola, as a modern writer and the founder of naturalism, generated an ambitious project that was received in Chile on the level of literary criticism, which placed it in the context of the "social novel". His proposal, consistent with the reflection of reality in literature and the revelation of social vice was received in Chile in different ways but always linked to the personality and commitments of the writer. From Balmaceda Toro to Augusto D'Halmar, witnesses of the period, and on revision of some literary magazines of the early 20th century, we find presented in three phases a general panorama of Zola's reception allowing us to define the importance of the writer on the Chilean literary scene.
Palavras-chave : Social novel; naturalism; literary field; literary criticism; journals.