The Road of Excess

The Road of Excess

A History of Writers on Drugs

eBook - 2002
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From the antiquity of Homer to yesterday's Naked Lunch, writers have found inspiration, and readers have lost themselves, in a world of the imagination tinged and oftentimes transformed by drugs. The age-old association of literature and drugs receives its first comprehensive treatment in this far-reaching work. Drawing on history, science, biography, literary analysis, and ethnography, Marcus Boon shows that the concept of drugs is fundamentally interdisciplinary, and reveals how different sets of connections between disciplines configure each drug's unique history.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2002.
ISBN: 0674009142
9780674009141
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (339 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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