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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)

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  • 34 - Chapter VIII, part one

34 - Chapter VIII, part one

Thursday 1st January 1970

Join the discussion on Émile Zola's masterpiece, L'Assommoir. This episode focuses on Chapter VIII, Part One, and delves into the harsh realities of alcoholism and poverty in working-class Paris.
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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola: A Compelling Study of Alcoholism and Poverty in Paris

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Émile Zola's L'Assommoir is a masterpiece that explores the harsh realities of alcoholism and poverty in working-class Paris. In Chapter VIII, Part One, Zola presents the complex relationships between the characters, highlighting the impact of alcoholism on their lives. Lantier's character is particularly significant, as he serves as a symbol of the destructive nature of addiction. Through his vivid descriptions of the characters and their surroundings, Zola exposes the societal issues of the time.
This episode of the podcast delves into the themes of the novel, providing insights into the relevance of L'Assommoir today. Listen to the episode now on alcoholfree.com and join the discussion on this compelling study of human nature.