skip to content
A genealogy of the modern self : Thomas De Quincey and the intoxication of writing Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A genealogy of the modern self : Thomas De Quincey and the intoxication of writing

Author: Alina Clej
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This volume studies the writings of English essayist Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) and analyzes his role as one of the pioneers of modernist literature. The author also looks at De Quincey's opium-use experiences as an influence on his imagination, his writing, and 19th-century medical thinking.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Thomas De Quincey; Thomas De Quincey
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alina Clej
ISBN: 0804723931 9780804723930
OCLC Number: 30914998
Description: xxiv, 348 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: An unprecedented discourse --
How to publish oneself --
Prodigality and the regime of opium --
Prodigal narratives --
The dream work --
Paideia --
Pseudospiritual exercises --
Rhetorical exercises --
Patos as technique --
What shall be my character? --
Distance --
"Real" passion --
The literature of power --
The art of echoing --
Gothic confessions: the rape of the brain.
Responsibility: Alina Clej.
More information:

Abstract:

The author argues that De Quincey's literary output, which is both a symptom and an effect of his addictions to opium and writing, plays an important role in the development of modern and modernist  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30914998> # A genealogy of the modern self : Thomas De Quincey and the intoxication of writing
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "30914998" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/32804506#Place/stanford_calif> ; # Stanford, Calif.
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cau> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1219920> ; # England.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/32804506#Topic/opium> ; # Opium
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/32804506#Topic/auteurschap> ; # Auteurschap
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1111462> ; # Self in literature
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85010035> ; # Authorship--Psychological aspects
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/14768427> ; # Thomas De Quincey
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008107885> ; # Modernism (Literature)--England
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1024455> ; # Modernism (Literature)
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/828.809/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/32804506#Person/de_quincey_thomas_1785_1859> ; # Thomas De Quincey
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/822467> ; # Authorship--Psychological aspects
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/114594034> ; # Alina Clej
    schema:datePublished "1995" ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:description "This volume studies the writings of English essayist Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) and analyzes his role as one of the pioneers of modernist literature. The author also looks at De Quincey's opium-use experiences as an influence on his imagination, his writing, and 19th-century medical thinking."@en ;
    schema:description "An unprecedented discourse -- How to publish oneself -- Prodigality and the regime of opium -- Prodigal narratives -- The dream work -- Paideia -- Pseudospiritual exercises -- Rhetorical exercises -- Patos as technique -- What shall be my character? -- Distance -- "Real" passion -- The literature of power -- The art of echoing -- Gothic confessions: the rape of the brain."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/32804506> ;
    schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "A genealogy of the modern self : Thomas De Quincey and the intoxication of writing"@en ;
    schema:productID "30914998" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/30914998#PublicationEvent/stanford_calif_stanford_university_press_1995> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/32804506#Agent/stanford_university_press> ; # Stanford University Press
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/cam028/94031754.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780804723930> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9731358> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/30914998> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/32804506#Agent/stanford_university_press> # Stanford University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Stanford University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/32804506#Person/de_quincey_thomas_1785_1859> # Thomas De Quincey
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1785" ;
    schema:deathDate "1859" ;
    schema:familyName "De Quincey" ;
    schema:givenName "Thomas" ;
    schema:name "Thomas De Quincey" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/32804506#Place/stanford_calif> # Stanford, Calif.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Stanford, Calif." ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008107885> # Modernism (Literature)--England
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Modernism (Literature)--England"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85010035> # Authorship--Psychological aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Authorship--Psychological aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1024455> # Modernism (Literature)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Modernism (Literature)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1111462> # Self in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Self in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1219920> # England.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "England." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/822467> # Authorship--Psychological aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Authorship--Psychological aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/114594034> # Alina Clej
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1951" ;
    schema:familyName "Clej" ;
    schema:givenName "Alina" ;
    schema:name "Alina Clej" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/14768427> # Thomas De Quincey
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1785" ;
    schema:deathDate "1859" ;
    schema:familyName "De Quincey" ;
    schema:givenName "Thomas" ;
    schema:name "Thomas De Quincey" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780804723930>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0804723931" ;
    schema:isbn "9780804723930" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/30914998>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30914998> ; # A genealogy of the modern self : Thomas De Quincey and the intoxication of writing
    schema:dateModified "2018-02-17" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.