Literature and Intoxication

Writing, Politics and the Experience of Excess

Editors: Brennan, Eugene, Williams, Russell (Eds.)

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This collection traces the intersection between writing and intoxication, from the literary to the theoretical, exploring a diversity of experiences of excess. Comprising a variety of perspectives, this book offers unique insights into how politics and literature have been shaped by states of intoxication.

About the authors

Eugene Brennan, Université Paris 13, France Alessandro Cabiati, University of Edinburgh, UK Christopher Collier, University of Essex, UK Joanna Figiel, City University London, UK Anne-Lucile Gérardot, University of Reims, France Alastair Hemmens, Cardiff University, UK Andrew Hussey, University of London, UK Mike Jay, independent scholar, UK Joe Kennedy, University of Sussex, UK Benjamin Noys, University of Chichester, UK Matthieu Perrot, University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France Joshua Rivas, Princeton University, USA Russell Williams, American University of Paris, France

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Writing, Politics and the Experience of Excess

    Brennan, Eugene (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Writing and Intoxication: Drunken Philosophers, Crack Addicts and the Perpetual Present

    Williams, Russell

    Pages 25-51

  • The Green Jam of ‘Doctor X’: Science and Literature at the Club des Hashischins

    Jay, Mike

    Pages 52-63

  • Mourning and Mania: Visions of Intoxication and Death in the Poetry of Georges Bataille

    Brennan, Eugene

    Pages 67-80

  • ‘Riding the Lines’: The Poetics of the ‘Chevauchements’ in Henri Michaux’s Drug Experiments

    Perrot, Mathieu

    Pages 81-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Literature and Intoxication
Book Subtitle
Writing, Politics and the Experience of Excess
Editors
  • Eugene Brennan
  • Russell Williams
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48766-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-48766-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48765-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 209
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