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Paperback:The recovering : intoxication and its aftermath / Leslie Jamison.:2019 Paperback The recovering : intoxication and its aftermath / Leslie Jamison.
The recovering : intoxication and its aftermath / Leslie Jamison.
Author: Jamison, Leslie, 1983-
Publication year: 2019
Format: Paperback
Publisher: London : Granta,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781783781539 (pbk.) :
Notes:
Originally published: 2018.
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, this title is a significant moment in the history of post-war narrative non-fiction.
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