Reading Zola´s The Ladies´ Paradise brought me back to this piece of non-fiction by Zola. I have wanted to read this years ago, after having read An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris and I have never gotten round to it until now.
J´Accuse is the famous open letter to the french president regarding the Dreyfus affair and the wrongdoings of the government during this affair. Impressive, poignant and a fascinating piece of contemporary history. A highly recommended read, especially when you have some prior knowledge of the Dreyfus affair.