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Crack Wars: Literature, Addiction, Mania

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Avital Ronell asks why "there is no culture without drug culture." She deals with the usual drugs and alcohol (and their celebrities: Freud's cocaine, Baudelaire's hashish, the Victorians' laudanum), and moves beyond them to addictions that are culturally accepted--an insatiable appetite for romance novels, for instance, and romance itself. It is a commonplace of modern culture to presume that there is a subculture or counterculture deeply saturated with drugs, but such modern cultures need subcultures, and need drugs on ...

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Crack Wars: Literature, Addiction, Mania
2004, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252071904

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Crack Wars: Literature, Addiction, Mania
1992, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803239036

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Crack Wars: Literature, Addiction, Mania
1992, University of Nebraska Press

ISBN-13: 9780803289444

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