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

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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
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
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Crowley, John William
Dewey number
813/.509356
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS374.A42
LC item number
C76 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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
  • Roman américain
  • Alcoolisme
  • Consommation d'alcool dans la littérature
  • Écrivains américains
  • Modernisme (Littérature)
  • Alcooliques
  • Boissons
  • Alcoolisme dans la littérature
  • Alcooliques dans la littérature
  • Rôle selon le sexe dans la littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Alcoholics
  • Alcoholics in literature
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcoholism in literature
  • American fiction
  • Authors, American
  • Drinking customs in literature
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Sex role in literature
  • United States
  • Alkoholismus
  • Alcoholisme
  • Alcoholisten
  • Dronkenschap
  • Fictie
  • Roman américain
  • Alcoolisme
  • Alcooliques
  • Alcoolisme dans la littérature
  • Consommation d'alcool
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Modernisme (littérature)
  • Roman
  • USA
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
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
From intemperance to alcoholism in the fiction of W.D. Howells -- Memoirs of an alcoholic: John Barelycorn -- 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
43475466
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781122054003
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)43475466
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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
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
From intemperance to alcoholism in the fiction of W.D. Howells -- Memoirs of an alcoholic: John Barelycorn -- 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
43475466
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781122054003
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)43475466
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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