In Vino Veritas: An Anthology of Drinking in Literature

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This is a systematically arranged, annotated collection of outstanding literary works dealing with drink. It centers on some of the most enduring themes in both literary depictions of drinking and alcohol research: causes of drinking; effects of drinking; the tavern; drinking and family life; drinking and gender; and the spiritual dimension of drinking. Organized into chapters reflecting these themes, it encourages readers to think about drinking alcohol as a practice that is deeply cultural as well as ...

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Overview

This is a systematically arranged, annotated collection of outstanding literary works dealing with drink. It centers on some of the most enduring themes in both literary depictions of drinking and alcohol research: causes of drinking; effects of drinking; the tavern; drinking and family life; drinking and gender; and the spiritual dimension of drinking. Organized into chapters reflecting these themes, it encourages readers to think about drinking alcohol as a practice that is deeply cultural as well as biochemical. After a comprehensive introduction, the anthology provides informative headnotes to each selection, and ranges broadly across different cultures and periods, thus providing insights into patterns of similarity and difference in literature's treatment of a controversial, pervasive aspect of human experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786468836
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Pages: 230
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas O. Warner is associate dean of faculty and professor of literature at Claremont McKenna College in California. He has written articles on various aspects of English, American, and Russian literature. He lives in Pasadena, California.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Introduction 5

I Causes of Drinking 23

Li Bo, "Drinking Song" (8th century) 23

Ralph Waldo Emerson, from "The Poet" (1844) 25

Nathaniel Hawthorne, from The Blithedale Romance (1852) 21

Leo Tolstoy, "Why Then Do Men Stupefy Themselves?" (1890) 34

Tennessee Williams, from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955) 46

II Effects of Drinking. 54

William Shakespeare, from Macbeth (1605), and Othello (1604) 54

Robert Burns, "John Barleycorn" (1782) 63

Thomas Dekker and John Ford, "Cast Away Care" (1656) 65

Daniel Defoe, from Colonel Jack (1722) 66

James Fenimore Cooper, from The Pioneers (1823) 69

Charles Dickens, from David Copperfield (1849-50) 75

Herman Melville, from Moby-Dick (1851) 80

Mark Twain, "Edward Mills and George Benton" (1880) 83

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, from Iola Leroy, or Shadows Uplifted (1892) 89

III Drinking and the Tavern 92

William Blake, "The Little Vagabond" (1794) and Stephen Crane, from Georges Mother (1896) 92

Charles Dickens, "Gin-Shops" (1836) 105

James Joyce, "Counterparts" (1914) 110

Langston Hughes, "Cocktail Sip" (1953) 119

Nicolás Guillén, "Bars" (1958) 122

John Keats, "Lines on the Mermaid Tavern" (1818) and E.E. Cummings, "i was sitting in mcsorleys" (1922) 124

IV Drinking and the Family 128

Walt Whitman, "Reuben's Last Wish" (1856) 128

Emile Zola, from L'Assommoir (The Dram-Shop) (1877) 134

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) 147

Carson McCullers, "A Domestic Dilemma" (1951) 149

V Drinking and Gender 159

George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans), from "Janet's Repentance" (1857) 159

Willa Cather, "On the Divide" (1896) 166

Jack London, from John Barleycorn (1913) 178

Brian Moore, from The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1955) 186

VI Spirits and the Spirit 195

Li Bo, "Drinking Alone by Moonlight" (8th century) 195

Emily Dickinson, "I taste a liquor never brewed" (1860) 196

William James, from The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) 198

Pablo Neruda, "Ode to Wine" (1954) 200

Simon Ortiz, "Woman Singing" (1969) 203

Naguib Mahfouz, "Blessed Night" (1991) 212

Further Reading 221

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