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Writing under the influence : alcoholism and the alcoholic perception from Hemingway to Berryman

Author: Matts G Djos
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book, the author conducts a literary exploration of the alcoholic perception as expressed in the poems and stories of some of America's finest contemporary writers.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Djos, Matts G.
Writing under the influence.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(DLC) 2009041074
(OCoLC)436623481
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matts G Djos
ISBN: 9780230109131 0230109136 9780230102606 0230102603 9781349286959 1349286958
OCLC Number: 696192201
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 174 pages)
Contents: The foundations of alcoholic thinking and the role of fantasy, alienation, and rebellion --
Alcoholism in Ernest Hemingway's "The sun also rises": a wine and roses perspective of the lost generation --
Addiction and spirituality in contemporary American poetry: frustration and paradox --
John Berryman's "Phase four" and his precarious attempt to find a compromise between drunkenness, sobriety, and the A.A. twelve step program of recovery --
The grand illusion: evasion, survival, and self-hate --
The alcoholic isolation and fall to self-destruction in Edwin Arlington Robinson's "Mr. Flood's party" --
Sex and promiscuity: conjugal detachment and the fear of intimacy --
Alcoholic guilt and emotional paralysis: Bathos, incongruity, and frustration --
The contaminated vision: the alcoholic perspective in Hart Crane's "The wine menagerie" --
Clowns and bedlam: the dark side of alcoholic humor --
Through a glass darkly: death and dissolution.
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