L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)


  • 57 - Chapter XII, part four

57 - Chapter XII, part four

Thursday 1st January 1970

Join LibriVox as they delve into the harsh realities of alcoholism and poverty in Émile Zola's L'Assommoir. This podcast episode offers a powerful insight into the working-class districts of Paris and the challenges faced by those struggling to survive.
18 minutes

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Exploring Alcoholism and Poverty in Émile Zola's L'Assommoir

Liquor seemed good stuff to her after all, and from outside she watched the drunk-making machine, realizing that her misfortune was due to it and yet dreaming of finishing herself off with brandy on The Day.
In the 57th episode of LibriVox's podcast, listeners are transported to the harsh realities of the working-class districts of Paris in Émile Zola's L'Assommoir. As a master of naturalism, Zola's novel offers a compelling insight into the challenges of alcoholism and poverty faced by individuals and families. Through vivid descriptions of Parisian boulevard culture, listeners are immersed in the world of liquor and its impact on society.
The episode explores character experiences and societal attitudes towards alcoholism and poverty, offering a raw and thought-provoking reflection on the impact of poverty on individuals and families. As the episode draws to a close, listeners are left with key takeaways from the podcast and a transformative understanding of the power of Émile Zola's work. Join LibriVox in this engaging and informative episode of their podcast, and gain a deeper understanding of the realities of alcoholism and poverty in L'Assommoir.