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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.

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.

A Genealogy Of The Modern Self

Author : Alina Clej
ISBN : 9780804780766
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

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

Author : Joshua Stein
ISBN : 9783668710719
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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.

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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Autobiographical Writing And British Literature 1783 1834

Author : James Treadwell
ISBN : UOM:39015061436922
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The word 'autobiography' is a late eighteenth-century coinage; yet by 1826 it was used as the title for a multi-volume anthology of self-writing, and in 1834 Thomas Carlyle wrote of 'these Autobiographical times of ours'. Over the course of those few decades, readers and writers came torecognize and name a new genre. This book is the first full study of the phenomenon, examining both the conditions and the practice of autobiographical writing in Romantic literature.Historians of autobiography have often pointed to the turn of the nineteenth century as a pivotal moment. In Rousseau and De Quincey's 'Confessions', Wordsworth's 'Prelude', and other canonical documents, it has been argued, self-writing begins to serve the purpose of expressing the individuality,autonomy, and interiority of the self. A more wide-ranging view of the actual state of autobiography at the time exposes this narrative as a misrepresentation. Self-writing does gain a new kind of prominence around 1800; not, however, because it articulates 'Romantic' ideologies of selfhood, butbecause it becomes a focus of scrutiny, and of contention. The decades of the Romantic period identified themselves as 'Autobiographical times' -- but did so anxiously. This book asks: what forms did that recognition and that anxiety take within the literary culture of the period? What didautobiography mean to Romantic readers and writers? How do autobiographical texts of the period reflect, express, and negotiate these conditions?As well as reading a wide variety of those documents, with single chapters devoted to works by Coleridge, Byron, and Lamb, Treadwell examines writing on and around autobiography: essays, reviews, and other forms of commentary. By preserving a continuous relation between the texts and theircontexts, this book offers the first proper study of what is actually meant by 'Romantic autobiography'.

Saturday Review Of Politics Literature Science And Art

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ISBN : IOWA:31858016626677
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