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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)

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  • 14 - Chapter IV, part one

14 - Chapter IV, part one

Thursday 1st January 1970

Join us as we delve into the dark, uncompromising world of Émile Zola's L'Assommoir, examining the harsh realities of poverty, alcoholism, and the working-class in Paris.
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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)
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Exploring the Brutal Realities of Poverty and Alcoholism in Émile Zola's L'Assommoir

L'Assommoir is a gritty, unflinching portrayal of life in the impoverished districts of Paris, where alcoholism and poverty reign supreme.
Émile Zola's L'Assommoir is a novel that has stood the test of time, remaining one of the most important works of French literature to this day. The novel, which explores the brutal realities of poverty and alcoholism in the working-class districts of Paris, is a gritty, unflinching portrayal of life in a world that is often overlooked by mainstream society.
In this episode of the podcast, we delve into the dark, uncompromising world of L'Assommoir, examining the harsh realities faced by the characters and the impact of their experiences on the readers. Throughout the episode, the hosts provide a comprehensive summary of the novel, its themes, and its impact on French literature.
They also analyze the relationship between Gervaise and Coupeau, two of the novel's main characters, and how their dream of property ownership and social status ultimately leads to their downfall. Additionally, the hosts explore the role of women in the working-class, the impact of the Rue Neuve De La Goutte D'or on the characters' lives, and the legacy of Émile Zola and the Les Rougon-Macquart series.
Overall, this episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in French literature, naturalism, or the realities of life in the working-class districts of Paris. Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com and discover the brutal truths that lie at the heart of L'Assommoir.