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study of the demoralizing effects of alcohol. [Fr. Lit.: L’Assommoir]
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Zola's income had just skyrocketed after a hit with L'Assommoir, the seventh book in his Rougon-Macquart saga.
Often unfortunate heredity (as in L'Assommoir [1877]) could cause his protagonists to have difficulty coping with life's problems, consequently struggling in an increasingly difficult environment that forced them to act more and more like animals.
This complicity is explored in the living, breathing organism that devours Gervaise in L'Assommoir, a monstrosity that her daughter Nana later embodies.
or Lost By Drink, a then twelve-year old play based on Emile Zola's L'Assommoir, laid stress on the public house scene, "complete with Chandeliers and other effects embracing sixty Globes" (The Era 18 Apr.
As Zola's career as a naturalist developed, the publication of works such as L'Assommoir (1877), Pot-Bouille (1882), Germinal (1885), and La Bete Humaine (1890) provoked wider criticism and disgust from sections of French society frustrated with his challenge to order, power structures, and tradition.
On the other hand, the prostitute of Manet's painting little resembles Zola's earlier sketch of her in L'Assommoir (1877), where the writer first introduced her to audiences as a young prostitute.
Zola's L'Assommoir and Balzac's Illusions Perdues is the difference between unimaginative realism and imaginative reality.
Manet's Nana predates the Zola novel of the same name, yet the character appears in the author's L'Assommoir, the final portions of which were published in La Republique des lettres in autumn 1876.
Zola's L'Assommoir (1877) first provoked intense English criticism (from Swinburne to W.
I would probably pick L'Assommoir by Zolo -the first book that made me cry.
L'assommoir (The Dram Shop, 1877), part of the epic 20-novel cycle Les Rougon-Macquart (The Rougon-Macquart Cycle), shocked readers with its depiction of Parisian lower-class life; the risque Nana (1880) sensationalized prostitution; and Germinal (1885) tragically portrayed a miners' strike in northern France.
Here Angoulvant could expect his audience to be aware of a long tradition of theory in France that connected alcoholism to a decrease in fertility rates and the quality of offspring, ideas that had been popularized in novels like Emile Zola's L'Assommoir.

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