Literature and Intoxication

Writing, Politics and the Experience of Excess

  • Eugene Brennan
  • Russell Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Writing, Politics and the Experience of Excess

    1. Eugene Brennan, Russell Williams
      Pages 1-21
  3. Cultural Histories of Intoxication

  4. Poetic Intoxications

  5. Dipsomaniacal Novelists

  6. Political and Theoretical Critiques of Intoxication

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 203-209

About this book


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.


Intoxication alcohol drugs philosophy politics critique fiction history of literature poetics poetry

Editors and affiliations

  • Eugene Brennan
    • 1
  • Russell Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3France
  2. 2.American University of ParisFrance

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