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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)

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  • 45 - Chapter X, part two

45 - Chapter X, part two

Thursday 1st January 1970

Listen to Chapter X, part two of L'Assommoir by Émile Zola, a compelling study of alcoholism and poverty in Paris. Join the discussion on alcoholfree.com
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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)
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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola: A Harsh Study of Alcoholism and Poverty

It was like a bitter storm, a regular tempest from the north.
Émile Zola’s L'Assommoir is a masterpiece that offers a harsh and uncompromising study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris. In this episode, the podcast continues with Chapter X, part two of the book. The lively house-warming party is the perfect backdrop for exploring the family's financial struggles and deteriorating relationships. The episode also highlights Pauline's new employment and Nana's love interest.
As the family's situation worsens, Gervaise's peculiar behavior becomes more pronounced, leading to the inciting incident that will change the course of their lives. Through this compelling study, Zola paints a vivid picture of the devastating effects of alcoholism and poverty on individuals and families. Join the discussion on alcoholfree.com and discover the powerful message behind L'Assommoir.