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The white logic : alcoholism and gender in American modernist fiction, John W. Crowley

Label
The white logic : alcoholism and gender in American modernist fiction
Title
The white logic
Title remainder
alcoholism and gender in American modernist fiction
Statement of responsibility
John W. Crowley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There are no second acts in American lives." F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous pronouncement, an epitaph for his own foreshortened career, points out a pattern of imaginative blight common to writers of the Lost Generation. As John W. Crowley shows in this engaging study, excessive drinking had a crucial effect on the frequently diminished fortunes of these writers. Indeed, the modernists - especially the men - were a decidedly drunken lot. The first extended literary analysis to take account of recent work by social historians on the temperance movement, this book examines the relationship between intoxication and addiction in American life and letters during the first half of the twentieth century. In explaining the transition from Victorian to modern paradigms of heavy drinking, Crowley focuses on representative fictions. He considers the historical formation of "alcoholism" and earlier concepts of habitual drunkenness and their bearing on the social construction of gender roles. He also defines the "drunk narrative," a mode of fiction that expresses the conjunction of modernism and alcoholism in a pervasive ideology of despair - the White Logic of John Barleycorn, London's nihilistic lord of the spirits
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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Crowley, John William
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Alcoholism
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages in literature
  • Authors, American
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Alcoholics
  • Drinking customs in literature
  • Alcoholism in literature
  • Alcoholics in literature
  • Sex role in literature
Label
The white logic : alcoholism and gender in American modernist fiction, John W. Crowley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-193) 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
From intemperance to alcoholism in the fiction of W.D. Howells -- Memoirs of an alcoholic : John Barleycorn -- Bulls, balls, and booze : The sun also rises -- The drunkard's holiday : Tender is the night -- The infernal grove : Appointment in Samarra -- Transcendence downward : Nightwood -- After the lost generation : The lost weekend
Control code
30154969
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 202 pages
Isbn
9780870239311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1624895
Label
The white logic : alcoholism and gender in American modernist fiction, John W. Crowley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-193) 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
From intemperance to alcoholism in the fiction of W.D. Howells -- Memoirs of an alcoholic : John Barleycorn -- Bulls, balls, and booze : The sun also rises -- The drunkard's holiday : Tender is the night -- The infernal grove : Appointment in Samarra -- Transcendence downward : Nightwood -- After the lost generation : The lost weekend
Control code
30154969
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 202 pages
Isbn
9780870239311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1624895

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