The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath (SIGNED)

Jamison, Leslie

£38.00

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.

1 in stock

Publisher
Little, Brown
Publisher City
New York, NY
Year
2018
Edition
1st
Format
h/b
Author
Jamison, Leslie
SKU
IYC132643
Categories
Condition
Very good, 1st edition, signed and dedicated on title ('For David, The Aftermath, It holds so much, Leslie'), unclipped d/j (some grubbiness, bumping), white boards, black spine with copper spine titling; text block firm, pages crisp; multiple underlinings and marginalia.
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9" x 6")
Page Count
534
ISBN
9.78032E+12