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Author: Rebecca Shannonhouse,Pete Hamill
ISBN: 0375757163
Pages: 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library; 59041st edition (February 4, 2003)
Language: English
Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
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e-Book Under the Influence: The Literature of Addiction (Modern Library (Paperback)) epub download

by Rebecca Shannonhouse,Pete Hamill



by Rebecca Shannonhouse (Author), Pete Hamill (Foreword) Under the Influence offers classic selections from fiction, memoirs, and essays by authors such as Tolstoy, Cheever, Parker, and Poe. Also included.

by Rebecca Shannonhouse (Author), Pete Hamill (Foreword). ISBN-13: 978-0375757167. If the stories in this book have a collective statement to make, it is a simple one: I, too, was human. From the Inside Flap. Under the Influence offers classic selections from fiction, memoirs, and essays by authors such as Tolstoy, Cheever, Parker, and Poe. Also included are topical gems by writers who illuminate the causes, dangers, pleasures, and public perceptions surrounding people consumed by excessive use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

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Under the Influence The Literature of Addiction (Modern Library Paperbacks). Drawing on two centuries of important literary and historical writings, Rebecca Shannonhouse has shaped a remarkable collection of works that are, in turn, tragic, compelling, hilarious, and enlightening. Pete Hamill (foreword) Rebecca Shannonhouse. Together, these selections comprise a profound and truthful portrait of the life experience known as addiction.

Drawing on two centuries of important literary and historical writings, Rebecca Shannonhouse has shaped a remarkable collection of works that are, in turn, tragic, compelling, hilarious, and enlightening. Together, these selections comprise a profound and truthful portrait of the life experience known as addiction.Under the Influence offers classic selections from fiction, memoirs, and essays by authors such as Tolstoy, Cheever, Parker, and Poe. Also included are topical gems by writers who illuminate the causes, dangers, pleasures, and public perceptions surrounding people consumed by excessive use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Recent provocative works by Abraham Verghese, the Barthelme brothers, Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, and others expand and modernize the definition of addiction to include sex, gambling, and food. Together, these incomparable writings give shape and meaning to the raw experience of uncontrollable urges.Shannonhouse’s recent anthology, Out of Her Mind: Women Writing on Madness, is also available as a Modern Library Paperback.
Cemav
Because our bodies work on the pain / pleasure principle, the human mind seeks both pain and pleasure in pursuit ultimately of pleasure. Anything having these two masters can become addictive . People are really addicted to pleasure. Even serial killers derive pleasure from their crimes awful outcomes and, hating themselves for past killings, continue to kill. Addiction is not limited only to weak minded individuals. It isn't always related to a substance society has termed or legislated into objective contraband. A young man's crush on a girl recently led him to kill her because, in his mind, if he could not have her, no one could. I find the greatest intrigue for me is how addiction is like human kind, very old and cuts across all class and wealth strata. Society clucks tongues and points fingers when it should perhaps realize addiction is a compulsive disorder over which the victim has no control and is often more a victim than a perpetrator. This is a well written book and one all people from every walk of life would do well to read because it breaks the back of self deception and the idea of smug conceited normalcy. There is NO normalcy. Everyone is a potential addict.
Delan
Great for my World Literature class.
Flamehammer
Parts are highlighted in neon pink which wasnt in the description and this book is more like a text book for someone that wants to major in addiction speciality than someone who is just interested in others peoples experiences with drugs. But hey at least shipping was fast.
Sharpbrew
It is ok.
Jogas
I bought this book for my partner who is working in the addiction field and she reports that it is very valuable to her. A recommended purchase.