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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)

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  • 36 - Chapter VIII, part three

36 - Chapter VIII, part three

Thursday 1st January 1970

Discover the gritty realism of L'Assommoir, Émile Zola's masterpiece that explores alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris. Listen to the latest episode on LibriVox now.
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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)
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The Harsh and Uncompromising Study of Alcoholism in L'Assommoir by Émile Zola

L'Assommoir is a powerful and unflinching portrayal of the devastating effects of alcoholism on the working-class people of Paris.
Émile Zola's L'Assommoir is a powerful and unflinching portrayal of the devastating effects of alcoholism on the working-class people of Paris. In this episode of LibriVox, listeners are taken on a journey through Chapter VIII, Part Three of the novel. The characters and their struggles are examined in-depth, with a particular focus on the relationship between Gervaise, Lantier, and Coupeau. The harsh realities of poverty and alcoholism are explored, as well as the treatment of women in the novel.
The role of Émile Zola in naturalism is also discussed, along with the success and legacy of L'Assommoir. Ultimately, this episode offers a thought-provoking analysis of one of Zola's greatest works, and provides listeners with a deeper understanding of the novel's themes and significance. If you're interested in exploring the gritty realism of L'Assommoir, this episode is a must-listen.