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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)

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30 - Chapter VII, part two

Thursday 1st January 1970

Listen to Chapter VII, Part Two of L'Assommoir by Émile Zola, a harsh and uncompromising study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris. Available now on alcoholfree.com
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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola: Chapter VII, Part Two - A Harsh Study of Alcoholism and Poverty in Paris

The guests suddenly became serious and solemnly waited. When she had entered, Laurat also stopped at the threshold, and he likewise waited to be embraced before penetrating into the shop.
Chapter VII, Part Two of L'Assommoir by Émile Zola presents a vivid picture of a dinner party in working-class Paris. The noise from the saucepans, a dress catching in the Dutch oven, and guests drinking and waiting solemnly for the arrival of the laureloux are all described in detail. The relationships between the guests, their gender roles, and the dynamics of their friendships are explored.
The episode is a harsh and uncompromising study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris. The author's naturalistic approach provides a raw and authentic portrayal of the struggles faced by the characters. Listeners will be engaged and thought-provoked by the vivid descriptions and the exploration of human relationships in the face of adversity. Listen to Chapter VII, Part Two of L'Assommoir by Émile Zola now, on alcoholfree.com.