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Author Warner, Nicholas O., 1950-

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

Imprint Norman, Okla. : University of Oklahoma Press, c1997.


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Description xiii, 290 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliography (p. [263]-284) and index.
Contents Introduction : the varieties of intoxicated experience -- God's wine and devil's wine : the idea of intoxication in Emerson -- Little tippler's discerning eye : Dickinson and visionary drunkenness -- Beyond the sober eye of reason : Poe and the paradoxes of intoxication -- 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.
Subject American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Drinking customs -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Drug abuse -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages in literature.
Alcoholism in literature.
Drug abuse in literature.
ISBN 0806118733 (cloth : alk. paper)

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