Naturalism

Days of Wine and Rotgut

Theme: Paris L’Assommoir by Emile Zola is the kind of novel that leaves an indelible mark upon your emotional memory. The reader finishes the book and is left with a hopelessness, an extreme melancholy and perhaps even nostalgia, for the characters and their fate. Although I am not breaking new ground by highlighting Zola, L’Assommoir…