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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)

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  • 59 - Chapter XIII, part one

59 - Chapter XIII, part one

Thursday 1st January 1970

Explore the harrowing story of alcoholism and madness in Émile Zola's L'Assommoir, as the podcast delves into Chapter XIII, Part One. Listen now on alcoholfree.com.
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L'Assommoir by Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)
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The Tragic Tale of Alcoholism and Madness in L'Assommoir by Émile Zola

L'Assommoir is a tragic yet powerful story that highlights the destructive nature of alcoholism and its impact on individuals and society as a whole.
Émile Zola's L'Assommoir is a powerful commentary on the destructive nature of alcoholism and its impact on individuals and society as a whole. In this podcast episode, the hosts delve into Chapter XIII, Part One, exploring the tragic descent of Coupeau into madness and his wife Gervaise's struggles to cope with his addiction.
The episode also highlights the portrayal of mental illness in the novel, the role of poverty and social inequality in fueling alcoholism, and the legacy of L'Assommoir in literature and society. Through their insightful discussion, the hosts offer a thought-provoking and raw perspective on this timeless classic, while also providing resources for those struggling with addiction. Don't miss out on this compelling episode – listen now on alcoholfree.com!