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L' Assommoir

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ISBN-10: 0140447539

ISBN-13: 9780140447538

Edition: 2000

Authors: �mile Zola, Robin Buss

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L'Assommoir is part of the Rougon-Macquart series, a naturalistic history of two branches of a family traced through several generations. It focuses on the Paris taverns and is considered by many to be the greatest of the cycle.
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Book details

List price: $11.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Zola was the spokesperson for the naturalist novel in France and the leader of a school that championed the infusion of literature with new scientific theories of human development drawn from Charles Darwin (see Vol. 5) and various social philosophers. The theoretical claims for such an approach, which are considered simplistic today, were outlined by Zola in his Le Roman Experimental (The Experimental Novel, 1880). He was the author of the series of 20 novels called The Rougon-Macquart, in which he attempted to trace scientifically the effects of heredity through five generations of the Rougon and Macquart families. Three of the outstanding volumes are L'Assommoir (1877), a study of…    

�mile Durkheim(18581917) founded the French school of sociology. His most famous works include The Division of Labor in Societyand The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. Robin Busss most recent translations for Penguin include Dumass The Black Tulip. Richard Sennettis the Bemis Professor of Social Sciences at MIT and a professor of sociology at the London School of Economics.