Literature and Intoxication

Author: Eugene Brennan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137487666
Format: PDF
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This collection traces the intersection between writing and intoxication, from the literary to the theoretical, exploring a diversity of experiences of excess. Comprising a variety of perspectives, this book offers unique insights into how politics and literature have been shaped by states of intoxication.

The Road of Excess

Author: Marcus Boon
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674009141
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From the antiquity of "Homer" to yesterday's "Naked Lunch, " writers have found inspiration in a world of the imagination tinged and transformed by drugs. Drawing on history, science, biography, literary analysis, and ethnography, Boon shows that the concept of drugs is interdisciplinary and reveals how connections between disciplines configure each drug's unique history. 12 illustrations.

An Attractive Reflection An Author s Intoxicated Influence on his Literary Characters

Author: Joshua Stein
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668710716
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Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: A, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, language: English, abstract: The paper examines the relationship between an author's excessive consumption of alcohol and the resulting implications on their literary work. The paper specifically finds the role of alcohol and applies the ideas found to Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. My argument will begin with the subsection, “Establishing Fact and the Role of Alcohol” where I first prove the alcohol-rich lifestyle of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. My second subsection “Unintentional Consequences: Hemingway’s Harm” primarily focuses on Hemingway, and shows the reflection causing the characters to make poor decisions and the use of alcohol as an escape from reality. Then, my argument continues in the subsection “Attack of the Clones: A Reflection of Fitzgerald’s Life Experiences” where I discuss the reflection of the author's life into his characters. My argument wraps up in the conclusion where I examine the evidence presented to fuse the physical and literary worlds.

Literature Journalism and the Vocabularies of Liberalism

Author: J. Macleod
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230391478
Format: PDF
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This book examines the impact of the new liberalism on English literary discourse from the fin-de-siècle to World War One. It maps out an extensive network of journalists, men of letters and political theorists, showing how their shared political and literary vocabularies offer new readings of liberalism's relation to an emerging modernist culture.

A Genealogy of the Modern Self

Author: Alina Clej
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804780765
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As this book's title suggests, its main argument is that Thomas De Quincey's literary output, which is both a symptom and an effect of his addictions to opium and writing, plays an important and mostly unacknowledged role in the development of modern and modernist forms of subjectivity. At the same time, the book shows that intoxication, whether in the strict medical sense or in its less technical meaning ("strong excitement," "trance," "ecstasy"), is central to the ways in which modernity, and literary modernity in particular, functions and defines itself. In both its theoretical and practical implications, intoxication symbolizes and often comes to constitute the condition of the alienated artist in the age of the market. The book also offers new readings of the Confessions and some of De Quincey's posthumous writings, as well as an extended analysis of his relatively neglected diary. The discussion of De Quincey's work also elicits new insights into his relationship with William and Dorothy Wordsworth, as well as his imaginary investment in Coleridge.

The Gaze on the Past

Author: Olga López-Valero Colbert
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838756508
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This book explores Antonio Munoz Molina's creation of narratives about Spain's immediate past by engaging in a dynamic dialogue with popular culture subgenres and the media. The author asserts that popular culture functions in Munoz Molina's novels as provider of a series of strategies that represent in the text aspects of Francoism and the Transition that, because of their relevance, are part of the structure of feeling of those periods. The study focuses on the role of popular music, film, photography, the thriller, the romance novel as well as the radio and other gadgets of modern technology in Munoz Molina's novels.