Letters: Index (Cont'd)


Again TIME errs! All of Zola's works are not on the famed Catholic Index of Prohibited Books. A friend of Zola's challenged him to write one book that would not be banned. Zola's The Dream can be read by Catholics—TIME'S statement notwithstanding.


St. Procopius College

Lisle, Ill.

Many authorities believe that Emile Zola wrote The Dream because he wanted very much to get into the French Academy. It is almost aggressively innocuous, but beside Emile Zola's name in the Catholic Index librorum prohibitorum are the words opera omnia, all his works...

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