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Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt Goncourt brothers

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Goncourt brothers, Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt (1822–96) and Jules Alfred Huot de Goncourt (1830–70), French authors who pioneered the naturalist school of fiction. Their novels explore aspects of French society, notably Germinie Lacerteux (1864), a study of working-class life, Renée Mauperin (1864), and Mme Gervaisais (1869). They also wrote perceptively on art and social history, publishing the famous Journal des Goncourt, depicting Parisian society, 1851–95. The Goncourt Academy annually awards the prestigious Goncourt Prize for fiction.

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