In English: "The Masterpiece" by Zola. Cezanne did not appreciate this book. Zola portrays the life of an artist, his tantrums, his frustrations, his obsessions, his dreams of perfection, his inability to love women, his child or life itself.
The gruesome story of all paintings and sculptures portrayed in this book add insult to injury.
This story is a phenomenal slap in the face to the art world and creative endeavor in general.
I suggest you buckle up and read it,it will give you some perspective.