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The Resource The recovering : intoxication and its aftermath, Leslie Jamison

The recovering : intoxication and its aftermath, Leslie Jamison

Label
The recovering : intoxication and its aftermath
Title
The recovering
Title remainder
intoxication and its aftermath
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Jamison
Title variation
Intoxication and its aftermath
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Addiction is seemingly inexplicable. From the outside, it can look like wilful, arrogant self-destruction; from the inside, it can feel as inevitable and insistent as a heartbeat. It is possible to describe, but hard to explore. Yet in The Recovering, Leslie Jamison draws on her own life and the lives of addicts of extraordinary talent - John Cheever, John Berryman, Jean Rhys and Amy Winehouse among them - to take us inside the experience of addiction, exposing the contours, edges and wholes of an intoxicated life. Part memoir, part group biography, part literary history and part definitive analysis of cultural and social considerations of addiction, The Recovering is a significant moment in the history of post-war narrative non-fiction
Summary
The best-selling author of <i>The Empathy Exams</i> presents an exploration of addiction that blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism and journalistic reportage to analyze the role of stories in conveying the addiction experience, sharing insights based on the lives of genius artists whose achievements were shaped by addiction
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10638370
Cataloging source
WWBK
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1983-
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Jamison, Leslie
Dewey number
616.86
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Jamison, Leslie
  • Jamison, Leslie
  • Recovering alcoholics
  • Addicts
  • Alcoholics
  • Substance abuse
  • Recovering addicts
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcoholics
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Target audience
adult
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intoxication and Its aftermath
Label
The recovering : intoxication and its aftermath, Leslie Jamison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wonder -- Abandon -- Blame -- Lack -- Shame -- Surrender -- Thirst -- Return -- Confession -- Humbling -- Chorus -- Salvage -- Reckoning -- Homecoming
Control code
000063030763
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
534 pages
Isbn
9781783781522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041152685
Label
The recovering : intoxication and its aftermath, Leslie Jamison
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wonder -- Abandon -- Blame -- Lack -- Shame -- Surrender -- Thirst -- Return -- Confession -- Humbling -- Chorus -- Salvage -- Reckoning -- Homecoming
Control code
000063030763
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
534 pages
Isbn
9781783781522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1041152685

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