‘The Delightful Logic of Intoxication’: Fictionalising Alcoholism

Acta Neophilologica

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Title ‘The Delightful Logic of Intoxication’: Fictionalising Alcoholism
‘Čudovita logika opijanjanja’: fikcionalizacija alkoholizma
 
Creator Klepuszewski, Wojciech
 
Subject Alcohol
alcoholism
culture
literature
fiction
alkohol
alkoholizem
kultura
književnost
proza
 
Description Alcohol invariably connotes different, often conflicting, feelings. As Iain Gately rightly observes in Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol (2009), it “has been credited with the powers of inspiration and destruction” (1). This reflection is as relevant to classical antiquity, when wine was savoured during the Greek symposia, as to the modern world, in which alcohologists study the devastating effects of alcohol abuse. However, much as sociological, psychological, and medical research into alcoholism provide statistics, problem-analysis, and therapeutic approaches, literature offers representations of alcoholism which allow for a more profound insight into alcohol dependence and its many implications. This article focuses on how alcoholism is dissected and contextualised in literature, predominantly in contemporary English fiction.
Alkohol vselej izzove različne, često konfliktne občutke. Književnost nam ponuja reprezentacije alkoholizma, ki omogočajo globlji uvid v alkoholno odvisnost in njene številne implikacije. Članek se osredinja na podobo alkoholizma v književnosti, predvsem v sodobni angleški prozi.
 
Publisher Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakulte / Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts
 
Date 2019-12-17
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/ActaNeophilologica/article/view/8934
10.4312/an.52.1-2.97-118
 
Source Acta Neophilologica; Vol 52 No 1-2 (2019); 97-118
Acta Neophilologica; L. 52 Št. 1-2 (2019); 97-118
2350-417X
0567-784X
10.4312/an.52.1-2
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/ActaNeophilologica/article/view/8934/8784
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Wojciech Klepuszewski
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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