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Equivocal spirits : alcoholism and drinking in twentieth-century literature

Author: Thomas B Gilmore
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Of the eight American Nobel Prize winners in literature, three--Sinclair Lewis, Eugene O'Neill and William Faulkner--were alcoholic drinkers, and two--Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck--were hard drinkers. Almost all critical comment about these writers has treated their drinking habits a somehow separate from their work. Thomas Gilmore argues that the result is neither good biography nor good literary criticism.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gilmore, Thomas B.
Equivocal spirits.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)571122419
Named Person: Kingsley Amis; Saul Bellow; John Berryman; John Cheever; F Scott Fitzgerald; Malcolm Lowry; Eugene O'Neill; George Orwell; Evelyn Waugh; Kingsley Amis; Saul Bellow; John Berryman; John Cheever; F Scott Fitzgerald; Malcolm Lowry; Eugene O'Neill; George Orwell; Evelyn Waugh
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas B Gilmore
ISBN: 0807817260 9780807817261 0807841749 9780807841747
OCLC Number: 14187674
Description: xi, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The place of hallucinations in 'Under the Volcano' --
Brideshead revisited: Sebastian's alcoholism as a spiritual illness --
The iceman cometh and the anatomy of alcoholism --
Drinking and society in the fiction of John Cheever --
Albee's drinking: Bellow's The victim --
The winding road to Pat Hobby: Fitzgerald confronts alcoholism --
John Berryman and drinking: from jest to sober earnest --
Jim, Jake, and Gordon: alcohol and comedy.
Responsibility: Thomas B. Gilmore.

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