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The road of excess : a history of writers on drugs

Author: Marcus Boon
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002.
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From the antiquity of Homer to yesterday's Naked Lunch, writers have found inspiration, and readers have lost themselves, in a world of the imagination tinged and oftentimes transformed by drugs. The age-old association of literature and drugs receives its first comprehensive treatment in this far-reaching work. Drawing on history, science, biography, literary analysis, and ethnography, Marcus Boon shows that the  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Boon, Marcus.
Road of excess.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002068522
(OCoLC)50006579
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Boon
ISBN: 9780674028517 0674028511
OCLC Number: 451019753
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (339 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Prologue --
Addicted to nothingness : narcotics and literature --
Voice of the blood : anesthetics and literature --
Time of the assassins : cannabis and literature --
Induced life : stimulants and literature --
Imaginal realms : psychedelics and literature --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Marcus Boon.
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From the antiquity of Homer to yesterday's Naked Lunch, writers have found inspiration, and readers have lost themselves, in a world of the imagination tinged and often transformed by drugs. The  Read more...

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