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"assommoir" a.k.a. "L'Assommoir": L'Assommoir is the seventh novel in Émile Zola's twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. Usually considered one of Zola's masterpieces, the novel—a study of alcoholism and poverty in the working-class districts of Paris—was a huge commercial success and established Zola's fame and reputation throughout France and the world.

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Google previewIn Mortal Combat (2000)

The Conflict of Life and Death in Zola's Rougon-Macquart by Kristof Haakon Haavik

If L ' Assommoir is a labyrinth inhabited by a Minotaur (Becker 44), the still is that monster, and all the warnings of the paintings in the Louvre converge on this point.

Google previewA Critical Introduction to Translation Studies (2011)

by Jean Boase-Beier

L'assommoir is a sad story What we ...

Google previewEmile Zola: L'Assommoir (1992)

by David Baguley

One of the most remarkable facts about L'Assommoir is that Zola achieved these effects with the simplest of plots.

Google previewL'assommoir (1998)

by Émile Zola

L'Assommoir is a notoriously difficult text to translate. No translation, however faithful its rendering of the novel's gutter slang and obscenities, could possibly recreate the impact of that language on the nineteenth-century reader. Today readers ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1920)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

'L'Assommoir' (18/7), a powerful but revolting study of the effects of drunkenness and idleness, the first great success of the ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

assommoir A gallerybuiltover adoororpassage ofafortifiedplace,from which stones andheavy objects could be hurled down on the enemy. assulaIn ancient Roman construction,achip ofanytype of material. Assur See ...

Google previewThe Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2010)

by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

assoil: 6 pardon __ as Solomon: 4 wise Assommoir author: Emile Zola assort: 4 cull, rank, rate, sift, sort, type, vary 5 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Drama (1904)

by William Davenport Adams

Assommoir (D')- The English dramatizations of this famous work by M. Zola have been numerous. In 1879 there appeared two plays ...

Google previewA Dictionary of American Authors (1904)

by Oscar Fay Adams

The American L'Assommoir ; Who ...

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

is a study of sordid prostitution, coinciding significantly in date with Goncourt's Fille Elira and Zola's Ij'assommoir. In Les sosurs Tatard (1879) Huysmana shows himself still a dilettante of moral anguish, sordid wretchedness, and ...

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