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Literature And Intoxication

Author : Eugene Brennan
ISBN : 9781137487667
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection traces the intersection between writing and intoxication, from the literary to the theoretical, exploring a diversity of experiences of excess. Comprising a variety of perspectives, this book offers unique insights into how politics and literature have been shaped by states of intoxication.

Georges Bataille And Contemporary Thought

Author : Will Stronge
ISBN : 9781474268714
Genre : Philosophy
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Georges Bataille's influence upon 20th-century philosophy is hard to overstate. His writing has transfixed his readers for decades – exerting a powerful influence upon Foucault, Blanchot and Derrida amongst many others. Today, Bataille continues to be an important reference for many of today's leading theorists such as Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito, Jean-Luc Nancy and Adrianna Caverero. His work is a unique and enigmatic combination of mystical phenomenology, politics, anthropology and economic theory – sometimes adopting the form of literature, sometimes that of ontology. This is the first book to take Bataille's ambitious and unfinished Accursed Share project as its thematic guide, with individual contributors isolating themes, concepts or sections from within the three volumes and taking them in different directions. Therefore, as well as providing readings of Bataille's key concepts, such as animality, sovereignty, catastrophe and the sacred, this collection aims to explore new terrain and new theoretical problems.Georges Bataille and Contemporary Thought acts simultaneously as a companion to Bataille's three-volume secular theodicy and as a laboratory for new syntheses within his thought.


Author : Mike Jay
ISBN : 9780300245080
Genre : Social Science
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A definitive history of mescaline that explores its mind-altering effects across cultures, from ancient America to Western modernity Mescaline became a popular sensation in the mid-twentieth century through Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception, after which the word “psychedelic” was coined to describe it. Its story, however, extends deep into prehistory: the earliest Andean cultures depicted mescaline-containing cacti in their temples. Mescaline was isolated in 1897 from the peyote cactus, first encountered by Europeans during the Spanish conquest of Mexico. During the twentieth century it was used by psychologists investigating the secrets of consciousness, spiritual seekers from Aleister Crowley to the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, artists exploring the creative process, and psychiatrists looking to cure schizophrenia. Meanwhile peyote played a vital role in preserving and shaping Native American identity. Drawing on botany, pharmacology, ethnography, and the mind sciences and examining the mescaline experiences of figures from William James to Walter Benjamin to Hunter S. Thompson, this is an enthralling narrative of mescaline’s many lives.

An Attractive Reflection An Author S Intoxicated Influence On His Literary Characters

Author : Joshua Stein
ISBN : 9783668710719
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: A, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, language: English, abstract: The paper examines the relationship between an author's excessive consumption of alcohol and the resulting implications on their literary work. The paper specifically finds the role of alcohol and applies the ideas found to Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. My argument will begin with the subsection, “Establishing Fact and the Role of Alcohol” where I first prove the alcohol-rich lifestyle of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. My second subsection “Unintentional Consequences: Hemingway’s Harm” primarily focuses on Hemingway, and shows the reflection causing the characters to make poor decisions and the use of alcohol as an escape from reality. Then, my argument continues in the subsection “Attack of the Clones: A Reflection of Fitzgerald’s Life Experiences” where I discuss the reflection of the author's life into his characters. My argument wraps up in the conclusion where I examine the evidence presented to fuse the physical and literary worlds.

The Road Of Excess

Author : Assistant Professor of English Marcus Boon
ISBN : 0674009142
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From the antiquity of "Homer" to yesterday's "Naked Lunch, " writers have found inspiration in a world of the imagination tinged and transformed by drugs. Drawing on history, science, biography, literary analysis, and ethnography, Boon shows that the concept of drugs is interdisciplinary and reveals how connections between disciplines configure each drug's unique history. 12 illustrations.

Varieties Of Sexual Experience

Author : Norman Kiell
ISBN : UOM:39015020678507
Genre : Psychology
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The Saturday Review Of Politics Literature Science And Art

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The Saturday Review Of Politics Literature Science Art And Finance

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Unreal City

Author : Edward Timms
ISBN : 0719023157
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The London Review And Weekly Journal Of Politics Literature Art Society

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