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

Spirits of America : intoxication in nineteenth-century American literature, by 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
Statement of responsibility
by Nicholas O. Warner
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warner, Nicholas O.
Dewey number
810.9002
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.D75
LC item number
W37 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Drinking customs
  • Drug abuse
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages in literature
  • Alcoholism in literature
  • Drug abuse in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Alcoholism in literature
  • American literature
  • Drinking customs
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages in literature
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug abuse in literature
  • United States
  • Littérature américaine
  • Boissons
  • Toxicomanie
  • Consommation d'alcool dans la littérature
  • Alcoolisme dans la littérature
  • Toxicomanie dans la littérature
  • Literatur
  • Alkoholmissbrauch
  • Alkoholismus
  • Drogenmissbrauch
  • USA
  • USA
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Alcohol Drinking
  • Literature
Label
Spirits of America : intoxication in nineteenth-century American literature, by Nicholas O. Warner
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=15575
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-284) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585170183
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44960802
  • (OCoLC)ocm44960802
Label
Spirits of America : intoxication in nineteenth-century American literature, by Nicholas O. Warner
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=15575
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-284) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585170183
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44960802
  • (OCoLC)ocm44960802

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