Equivocal Spirits: Alcoholism and Drinking in Twentieth-Century Literature

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This first full-length study of drinking as it is depicted in literature is an interdisciplinary study of science and literature which explores the ways in which the scientific knowledge of alcoholism may enlighten the reader as well as the means by which literature may confirm, intensify, dramatize, extend, and occasionally even challenge empirical studies. Gilmore shows that literature conveys the complex struggle in an alcoholic fictional character or a real person in a way that science cannot.

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"Most critics who have considered the ties between writing and drink in this century have done so in piecemeal fashion, usually with the stress on biography rather than the works themselves. Thomas Gilmore is the first to address the subject broadly and with attention to its specifically literary implications, and he does so with deftness and authority."--Richard K. Cross, University of Maryland

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Although readers and critics acknowledge that many modern writers tend to be heavy drinkers, this book is the first full-length study of drinking as it is depicted in literature, both by writers who have had drinking problems and those who have not. This interdisciplinary study of science and literature explores the ways scientific knowledge of alcoholism may enlighten the reader as well as the means by which literature may confirm, intensify, dramatize, extend, and occasionally even challenge empirical studies.

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