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LAssommoir (The Dram Shop) (The Dram Shop) (Les Rougon-Macquart, #7) The Seventh Novel In The Rougon Macquart Cycle, L Assommoir 1877 Is The Story Of A Woman S Struggle For Happiness In Working Class Paris At The Center Of The Story Stands Gervaise, Who Starts Her Own Laundry And For A Time Makes A Success Of It But Her Husband Soon Squanders Her Earnings In The Assommoir, A Local Drinking Spot, And Gradually The Pair Sink Into Poverty And Squalor L Assommoir Was A Contemporary Bestseller, Outraged Conservative Critics, And Launched A Passionate Debate About The Legitimate Scope Of Modern Literature This New Translation Captures Not Only The Brutality But The Pathos Of Its Characters Lives.


10 thoughts on “LAssommoir (The Dram Shop) (The Dram Shop) (Les Rougon-Macquart, #7)

  1. says:

    A heavy man of forty was serving a ten year old girl who had asked him to place four sous worth of brandy into her cup A shaft of sunlight came through the entrance to warm the floor which was always damp from the smokers spitting From everything, the casks, the bar, the entire room, a liquorish odor arose, an alcoholic aroma which seemed to thicken and befuddle the dust motes dancing in the sunlight The above is but one of the many vivid descriptions in the world of mile Zola s L Assomm A heavy man of forty was serving a ten year old girl who had asked him to place four sous worth of brandy into her cup A shaft of sunlight came through the entrance to warm the floor whi...


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    C est de la morale en action, simplement That is Zola s laconic explanation for L Assommoir , simply a moral message shown in action And what devastating action it is Gervaise s story begins with her in tears, sitting at home late at night, watching her two little boys Claude and Etienne, four and eight years old, on a shared pillow These are the future anti heroes of The Masterpiece and of Germinal Her first husband Lantier does not come home that night.Thus the sad downfall of a...


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    At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, I honestly believe this may be the most depressing novel I have ever read It has been a long time since I ve if I ve ever so excessively cringed, tensed up, sighed from such unadulterated frustration, and chewed the insides of my mouth from stress while reading about imaginary people Last time I can remember my eyes popping out of my head anywhere near as cartoonishly from a fiction as Zola has managed here would probably be the first time I watched Requie At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, I honestly believe this may be the most depressing novel I have ever read It has been a long time since I ve if I...


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    Beware, reading the Assommoir can cause drunkenness Bending to turn the pages drunk to know what hides the social violence A black intoxication, painful, which raises the discomfort and returns the brain.Why is this tome one of the most famous of this author To this question, every reader who has appreciated it can bring his personal answer For my part, I explain this success by the fascination of the worst it generates in the reader This was the case for me.As always with Zola, human Beware, reading the Assommoir can cause drunkenness Bending to ...


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    Whenever I think I had a rough upbringing I read a book like this and realise I am a fluffed little pillow of good fortune I was raised in a council tenement in a backwater semi village in Central Scotland amid a backdrop of Protestant activism and spinster gossiping But compared to Zola s Paris in L Assommoir, I was mollycoddled in a warm nook of familial love and warmth.So Gervaise is hardworking laundress whose life is blown to smithereens by rotten good for nothing beer sodden bastard men Whenever I think I had a rough upbringing I read a book like this and realise I am a fluffed little pillow of good fortune I was raised in a council tenement in a backwater semi village in Central Scotland amid a backdrop of Protestant activism and spinster gossiping But compared to Zola s Paris in L Assommoir, I was mollycoddled in a warm nook of familial love and warmth.So Gervaise is hardworking laundress whose life is blown to smithereens by rotten good for nothing beer sodden bastard men Men are responsible for taking her life and flushing it down the sad Parisian cludgie, along with a family of unfeeling guttersnipe witches who make you want to pound their faces in with soldering irons Oh, poor Gervaise Zola s style pioneers the close third person, later ...


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    Don t actually remember when I read this, it was sometime just after college I had read Nana for a class and needed to follow it up As I write this blurb I m belatedly following up L Assommoir with Germinal You really can t lose with Zola Unless you re one of his characters, in which case you ll pr...


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    IntroductionNote on the TranslationSelect BibliographyA Chronology of mile ZolaMaps L Assommoir Explanatory Notes


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    This book the French title is L Assommoir is a depressing argument for sobriety It s also a vivid slice of life in late 19th century Paris Twenty two year old Gervaise is deserted by her lover Lantier and left with two small sons Supporting herself as a laundress, she soon marries Coupeau, a young tin worker, and they have a daughter Anna or Nana, who later becomes the protagonist in the Zola book with that title The couple get along well, are steadily employed and manage to save enoug This book the French title is L Assommoir is a depressing argument for sobriety It s also a vivid slice of life in late 19th century Paris Twenty two year old Gervaise is deserted by her lover Lantier and left with two small sons Supporting herself as a laundress, she soon marries Coupeau, a young tin worker, and they have a daughter Anna or Nana, who later becomes the protagonist in the Zola book with that title The couple get along well, are steadily employed and manage to save enough for Gervaise t...


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    Zola may be one of my all time favorite classic writers He s so brutally honest about pre and post revolutionary France society, which was cruel and hopeless for so many So far, this novel hasn t failed to disappoint Gevaise is lost amid poverty and vice, questing to lead a moral life and provide for her children Just when she swears off men believing they are all rotten, one comes her way Can life be perfect What is ideal Zola has an absolutely mesmerizing way of unfolding the vignette t Zola may be one of my all time favorite classic writers He s so brutally honest about pre and post revolutionary France society, which was cruel and hopeless for so many So far, this novel hasn t failed to disappoint Gevaise is lost amid poverty and vice, questing to lead a moral life and provide for her children Just when she swears off men believing t...


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