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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)

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39 - Chapter IX, part one

Thursday 1st January 1970

Listen to chapter IX, part one of L'Assommoir by Émile Zola, a harsh and uncompromising study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris. Join Librivox for more.
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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola: An Uncompromising Study of Alcoholism and Poverty in Paris

She was no longer Fifteen, she would be seventy-three on St Anthony's day.
Émile Zola's L'Assommoir, a novel that portrays the harsh realities of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris, has been regarded as one of his most important works and a masterpiece of French literature. In this episode, LibriVox presents chapter IX, part one of the novel. The episode provides a deep exploration of the themes of social injustice, inequality, and the impact of poverty and alcoholism on family dynamics.
The character analysis of Gervaise and Coupeau sheds light on the role of women in 19th century Parisian society and the struggles of working-class families. The podcast also delves into the critical reception and legacy of L'Assommoir in French literature. Join LibriVox to listen to this thought-provoking and authentic episode that offers a raw and eye-opening insight into the harsh realities of 19th century Paris.