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Alcoholism and the alcoholic perception of modern American writers

Matts G. Djos

Alcoholism and the alcoholic perception of modern American writers

by Matts G. Djos

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Alcoholics in literature,
  • Alcoholism in literature,
  • Alcoholism -- Psychological aspects,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Alcohol use,
  • Authors, American -- 20th century -- Psychology

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMatts G. Djos.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS228.A58 D56 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23929194M
    ISBN 109780230102606
    LC Control Number2009041074

      By the time the American Revolution occurred, alcoholism was rampant in the United States. This was due in large part to the fact that many people considered alcohol to be reverent and referred to it as “the water of life.” Alcohol was used for everything from entertainment to anesthesia, courage-elixir to anti-depressant. (By the way, be sure to visit Alcoholic Athletes and also Famous People Arrested for Drunk Driving.) It’s important to recognize the signs if we or a loved one has an alcohol problem. That’s because we can help ourselves or those we care about. Some of the alcoholics listed died as a result of alcoholism. Others quit drinking entirely.

      Among other vices, alcohol has sometimes helped great writers with getting their creative juices going. While a glass or two would have been enough for some, others were not so immune and succumbed to excessive drinking even at the cost of their own health.   From the earliest times to present day, the consumption of alcoholic beverages has been alternately steeped in tradition and made commonplace. And because nearly anyone who drinks to excess on a regular basis will likely become a full-blown alcoholic in time, mankind has long struggled with the social problems caused by alcoholism.

    The modern disease theory of alcoholism states that problem drinking is sometimes caused by a disease of the brain, characterized by altered brain structure and function.. The largest association of physicians - the American Medical Association (AMA) declared that alcoholism was an illness in In , the AMA further endorsed the dual classification of alcoholism by the International.   “Modern life is often a mechanical oppression and liquor is the only mechanical relief.” Ernest Hemingway; Okay, I can hear your argument. The writer as an alcoholic is just a stereotype. What’s more, there’s nothing about modern life that would make a writer an alcoholic .


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At different times in American history, the substance of alcohol itself was considered either good or evil. When it was good, it was perceived as a substance that was safe and healthful to drink and as a pain reliever. When it was evil, it was believed to be as addicting as heroin is known to be in modern times.

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