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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)

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  • 06 - Chapter II, part two

06 - Chapter II, part two

Thursday 1st January 1970

Join the discussion on Émile Zola's L'Assommoir - Episode 06, Chapter II, Part Two - a harsh and uncompromising study of alcoholism and poverty in working-class districts of Paris. Listen now on alcoholfree.com
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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)
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A Compelling Study of Alcoholism and Poverty in Émile Zola's L'Assommoir - Episode 06, Chapter II, Part Two

It was like a somber worker performing dark deeds in the bright daylight.
Émile Zola's L'Assommoir is a powerful and uncompromising portrayal of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris. In Episode 06, Chapter II, Part Two, the podcast delves into the novel's themes and characters, providing a comprehensive summary of the plot and setting. The character of Gervaise, in particular, is explored in depth, with her experiences with men and struggles with poverty serving as a poignant reminder of the challenges faced by many in that era.
The hosts and guests also discuss the impact of the novel on Zola's fame and reputation, as well as its enduring relevance in contemporary times. With its vivid setting, raw atmosphere, and thought-provoking themes, L'Assommoir remains a compelling study of the human condition. Listen to the full episode now on alcoholfree.com.