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Author: Nicholas O Warner
Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2012.
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This is a systematically arranged, annotated collection of outstanding literary works dealing with drink. The book centers on some of the most enduring themes in both literary depictions of drinking and alcohol research: causes of drinking; effects of drinking; drinking and family life; drinking and gender; the tavern; and the spiritual dimension of drinking. Organized into chapters reflecting these themes, the book  Read more...
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Warner, Nicholas O.
In Vino Veritas : An Anthology of Drinking in Literature.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas O Warner
ISBN: 9781476600444 1476600449
OCLC Number: 818847062
Description: 1 online resource (231 pages)
Contents: Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; I. Causes of Drinking; Li Bo, ""Drinking Song"" (8th century); Ralph Waldo Emerson, from ""The Poet"" (1844); Nathaniel Hawthorne, from The Blithedale Romance (1852); Leo Tolstoy, ""Why Then Do Men Stupefy Themselves?"" (1890); Tennessee Williams, from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955); II. Effects of Drinking; William Shakespeare, from Macbeth (1605), and Othello (1604); Robert Burns, ""John Barleycorn"" (1782); Thomas Dekker and John Ford, ""Cast Away Care"" (1656); Daniel Defoe, from Colonel Jack (1722). James Fenimore Cooper, from The Pioneers (1823)Charles Dickens, from David Copperfield (1849- 50); Herman Melville, from Moby-Dick (1851); Mark Twain, ""Edward Mills and George Benton"" (1880); Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, from Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted (1892); III. Drinking and the Tavern; William Blake, ""The Little Vagabond"" (1794) and Stephen Crane, from George's Mother (1896); Charles Dickens, ""Gin-Shops"" (1836); James Joyce, ""Counterparts"" (1914); Langston Hughes, ""Cocktail Sip"" (1953); Nicolás Guillén, ""Bars"" (1958). John Keats, ""Lines on the Mermaid Tavern"" (1818) and E.E. Cummings, ""i was sitting in mcsorley's"" (1922)IV. Drinking and the Family; Walt Whitman, ""Reuben's Last Wish"" (1856); Émile Zola, from L'Assommoir (The Dram-Shop) (1877); Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1855); Carson McCullers, ""A Domestic Dilemma"" (1951); V. Drinking and Gender; George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans), from ""Janet's Repentance"" (1857); Willa Cather, ""On the Divide"" (1896); Jack London, from John Barleycorn (1913). Brian Moore, from The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1955)VI. Spirits and the Spirit; Li Bo, ""Drinking Alone by Moonlight"" (8th century); Emily Dickinson, ""I taste a liquor never brewed"" (1860); William James, from The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902); Pablo Neruda, ""Ode to Wine"" (1954); Simon Ortiz, ""Woman Singing"" (1969); Naguib Mahfouz, ""Blessed Night"" (1991); Further Reading.

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This is a systematically arranged, annotated collection of outstanding literary works dealing with drink. The book centers on some of the most enduring themes in both literary depictions of drinking and alcohol research: causes of drinking; effects of drinking; drinking and family life; drinking and gender; the tavern; and the spiritual dimension of drinking. Organized into chapters reflecting these themes, the book encourages readers to think about drinking alcohol as a practice that is deeply cultural as well as biochemical. After a comprehensive introduction, the anthology provides informat.

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