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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)

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  • 07 - Chapter II, part three

07 - Chapter II, part three

Thursday 1st January 1970

Explore the seventh novel in Les Rougon-Macquart series, L'Assommoir by Émile Zola. This podcast episode delves into Coupeau's side and the harsh realities of alcoholism and poverty in Paris.
15 minutes
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Raw
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Thought-provoking
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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)
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A Harsh and Uncompromising Study of Alcoholism and Poverty: L'Assommoir by Émile Zola

This continual familiarity inflamed him more and more until it began to seriously bother him. She joked about it and continued calmly, without blushing at the illusions with which he was always surrounding her.
Émile Zola’s L'Assommoir, the seventh novel in the Les Rougon-Macquart series, is a harsh study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris. In this podcast episode titled '07 - Chapter II, part three', Coupeau's uncontrollable desire and Gervaise's emotions taking control are explored. The podcast delves deep into the reality of living in a working-class district in Paris, where strong kitchen odours, dirty hands, and tumbled beds are a common sight.
The continual familiarity between Coupeau and Gervaise inflamed him more and more until it began to bother him seriously. Gervaise, feeling uneasy at some of his glances, barricaded herself in at night. The episode highlights the harsh reality of living in a working-class district in Paris, where poverty and alcoholism are rampant. It is an informative and thought-provoking listen that will leave you with a raw and honest understanding of the working-class struggles in Paris.
Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com.