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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)

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  • 15 - Chapter IV, part two

15 - Chapter IV, part two

Thursday 1st January 1970

Discover the harsh and uncompromising study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris by listening to this episode of L'Assommoir by Émile Zola, available on alcoholfree.com.
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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)
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Alcoholism and poverty in L'Assommoir by Émile Zola: An analysis of Chapter IV, part two

L'Assommoir is a harsh and uncompromising study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris.
Émile Zola's L'Assommoir is a classic work of naturalism and a masterpiece of French literature. The novel is a harsh and uncompromising study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris. In this episode, listeners can hear chapter IV, part two of the novel, narrated by LibriVox. The episode delves into the experiences of Madame Lerat and Coupeau, two characters who struggle with alcoholism and the consequences of poverty.
The episode also reflects on the societal issues highlighted in L'Assommoir and how they remain relevant in contemporary society. Additionally, the article discusses the impact of L'Assommoir on literature and society, the relevance of the novel in today's world, and the importance of translation and narration.