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L'Assommoir is the greatest work of an unapreciated genius,
By A Customer
This review is from: L'Assommoir (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)
This is probably Zola's greatest work combining his overpowering skill as a descriptive author alongside the empathy for his characters that he inspires. In L'Assommoir, Zola achives an intricate portrayal of Parisian life in the nineteenth century through the intentions and thoughts of his characters without getting swamped in overworked plot or character description. This work is a masterpiece of human thought and feeling which I highly recommend.