L'Assommoir

L'AssommoirPDF Epub L Assommoir By Mile Zola Wgf2011.eu When Gervaise Gazes Beyond The Gray And Interminable Wall She Sees A Great Light, A Golden Mist Waving And Shimmering With The Dawn Of A New Parisian Day But It Is To The Barriere Poissonniers That Her Eyes Persistently Return Watching Dully The Uninterrupted Flow Of Men And Cattle, Wagons And Sheep Which Come Down From Montmartre And From La Chapelle Gervaise Thinks She Distinguishes Lantier Amid This Crowd With A Fresh Pang Of Disappointment She Presses Her Handkerchief To Her Lips To Restrain Her Sobs The Tinsmith Who Occupies A Tiny Room At The Top Of The House, His Bag Of Tools Over His Shoulder, Asks Of Lantier S Whereabouts And Sees Gervaise S Eyes Red With Tears Glancing At The Bed, He Discovers It Has Not Been Disturbed He Shakes His Head You Think Your Husband Ought To Have Been With You, Madame But Don T Be Troubled, He Is Busy With Politicsperhaps He Passed The Night With His Friends Abusing That Reprobate, Bonaparte.

mile Fran ois Zola was an influential French novelist, the most important example of the literary school of naturalism, and a major figure in the political liberalization of France.More than half of Zola s novels were part of a set of 20 books collectively known as Les Rougon Macquart Unlike Balzac who in the midst of his literary career resynthesized his work into La Com die Humaine, Zola from

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  • Émile Zola
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  • 24 June 2018
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    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 Assommoir, an urban underbelly of fleshy humanity emitting spit and sweet and stinking of booze a swarm of filth and grime, grunting, gesticulating, swearing, slobbering If this sounds like strong stuff, it is the very strong literary stuff of Zola style naturalism, where we as readers are dragged ever so slowly through the boarding houses, streets and open sewers in the poorest slums of late nineteenth century Paris.At the heart of the novel is Gervaise, a young mother abandoned by her lover, who has to fight to earn an honest living as a laundress and starcher E...

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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 Requiem for a Dream, specifically, ya know, that sequence This is worse than that And disturbingly realistic If you have ever watched anyone deteriorate from alcoholism, this book will eat you It will eat you good That s pretty much all I can say for now, because I m still too busy grinding my teeth to continue Jesus Anyway, I guess I should also mention that it s beautifully grotesque, exactingly plotted and paced, and Zola s observations on human behavior, emotions, and rationalizations for cruelty and excess are almost surgical Ironically, it s gripping and heart wrenching enough that it may make you want a drink.I seem to remember a lot of goodreaders dissing on it, but I do look forward to reading Nana as soon as I can find a copy Th...

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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 young, motivated, good natured and hard working woman takes its course As Gervaise tells a friend, her working life began when she was ten years old and started washing clothes in a river in Provence Moving on to live in the poor parts of Paris, she has to face the even harder challenge of a modern factory The reader can only imagine the monstrous work environment and physical exhaustion she is exposed to, day after day, without losing hope.She agrees to a second marriage, reluctantly, tourment e d une b te de peur , and becomes the wife of worker Coupeau Their wedding party at the Louvre constitutes a lighthearted break from their hard life, and has quite a few comical effects, for example when Coupeau recognizes the features of one of his aunts in the Mona Lisa.But life remains hard, and marriage is no relief to a young woman Gervaise is back working with the laundry three days after giving...

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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 nature is naked, crudely The absolute master of naturalist literature reveals in this novel all the darkness of souls who know neither moderation, nor charity, and even less reason.In this 7th volume of Rougon Macquart, the main character that the reader will follow and which he is likely to attach is Gervaise Macquart, the granddaughter of Adelaide Fouque, root strain of the family All the action of the novel takes place in Paris, in a working environment uncompromisingly described, so that at its publication, this is a book that has caused a stir in public opinion Gervaise is a washerwoman a brave hard working girl, yet the archetype of the one who never has luck , so expect a Zola black from black Mistreated by the men who share her life, her goodness and endurance make her go through many trials and even lead her...

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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 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 taken to blistering heights of anal acuity in Joyce s The Dead The translator...

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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 ...

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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 enough for Gervaise to start her own business Then Coupeau has an accident and thereafter the family is mired in debt However, the real problems begin when first Coupeau and then Gervaise start to drink.Lantier also returns and soon enough Gervaise is supporting not only her drunken, unemployable husband but also Lantier, who has a real knack for latching on to women ...

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