nZolaismThe literary theories and practices of the French novelist Emile Zola
1840-1902); naturalism, esp. in a derogatory sense.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nzolaismThe characteristic quality of the works of Emile Zola (born 1840), a French novelist characterized by an excessively “realistic” treatment of the grosser phases of life; coarse “realism” or “naturalism.”
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
nZolaismzō′la-izm the literary principles and practice of the industrious French novelist Emile Zola (1840-1902)—an attempt at a so-called realism claimed to be a proper scientific view of human nature and human life. In effect Zola's books are dull and dirty, and his realism is not reality.
I suppose he would be accused of Zolaism, but he would frighten away many a nice lad from the wrong road.