The Resource Spirits of America : intoxication in nineteenth-century American literature, Nicholas O. Warner

Spirits of America : intoxication in nineteenth-century American literature, Nicholas O. Warner

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Spirits of America : intoxication in nineteenth-century American literature
Title
Spirits of America
Title remainder
intoxication in nineteenth-century American literature
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Nicholas O. Warner
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Spirits of America is the first book-length study of intoxication as represented in nineteenth-century American literature. Emphasizing the writings of such major figures as Emerson, Dickinson, Poe, Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Alcott, and Stowe, Nicholas O. Warner combines literary analysis with sociohistorical perspectives to examine social and literary discourses of intoxicant use
  • Warner analyzes the literary treatment of alcoholism, drunkenness, "normal" drinking, drug addiction, and intoxicant choice, showing how these issues tie in with larger, crucial questions in American culture such as personal and political freedom, gender roles, individualism versus conformity, and the American Dream. In demonstrating both the literal and symbolic significance of intoxication in antebellum literature, the author reveals the surprising extent to which intoxication became associated with literature itself and with supposedly literary values, as opposed to those of the emerging industrial-capitalist nation
  • Spirits of America demonstrates the pervasiveness, complexity, and significance of an often neglected but important subject in American literature, one that touches on basic aspects of human behavior, perception, and consciousness and that has preoccupied many of our greatest writers. A significant contribution to the field of American studies, this book will appeal to literary scholars, historians, and anyone with an interest in issues of alcohol and drug use
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DLC
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1950-
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Warner, Nicholas O.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.D75
LC item number
W37 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Alcott, Louisa May
  • Cooper, James Fenimore
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • Melville, Herman
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Alcott, Louisa May
  • Cooper, James Fenimore
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Melville, Herman
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • American literature
  • Drinking customs
  • Drug abuse
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages in literature
  • Alcoholism in literature
  • Drug abuse in literature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Boissons
  • Toxicomanie
  • Consommation d'alcool dans la littérature
  • Alcoolisme dans la littérature
  • Toxicomanie dans la littérature
  • Alcoholism in literature
  • American literature
  • Drinking customs
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages in literature
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug abuse in literature
  • Literatur
  • Alkoholmissbrauch
  • Alkoholismus (Motiv)
  • Drogenmissbrauch (Motiv)
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Spirits of America : intoxication in nineteenth-century American literature, Nicholas O. Warner
Link
https://archive.org/details/spiritsofamerica01warn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-284) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: the varieties of intoxicated experience
  • God's wine and devil's wine: the idea of intoxication in Emerson
  • The Little tippler's discerning eye: Dickinson and visionary drunkenness
  • Beyond the sober eye of reason: Poe and the paradoxes of intoxication
  • The gentleman's part: drinking and moral style in Cooper
  • From conviviality to vision: intoxication in Hawthorne
  • Too sober or too drunken: Melville's dialogics of drink
  • Forbidden fruit: nineteenth-century American female authorship and the discourses of intoxication
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780806118734
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97011225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36566021
  • (OCoLC)ocm36566021
Label
Spirits of America : intoxication in nineteenth-century American literature, Nicholas O. Warner
Link
https://archive.org/details/spiritsofamerica01warn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: the varieties of intoxicated experience
  • God's wine and devil's wine: the idea of intoxication in Emerson
  • The Little tippler's discerning eye: Dickinson and visionary drunkenness
  • Beyond the sober eye of reason: Poe and the paradoxes of intoxication
  • The gentleman's part: drinking and moral style in Cooper
  • From conviviality to vision: intoxication in Hawthorne
  • Too sober or too drunken: Melville's dialogics of drink
  • Forbidden fruit: nineteenth-century American female authorship and the discourses of intoxication
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780806118734
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97011225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36566021
  • (OCoLC)ocm36566021

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