- Title Pages
1Habitual drunkards and metaphysics: case studies from the Victorian period
2Jack London, John Barleycorn (1913): truth
3Jean Rhys and drunken consciousness (1929–1939)
4Charles Jackson, The Lost Weekend (1944): life projects
5Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano (1947): singular experiences
6Hans Fallada, The Drinker (1950): absurdity
7Brian Moore, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1955): abandonment
8Frederick Exley, A Fan’s Notes (1968): authenticity
9Venedikt Yerofeev, Moscow–Petushki (1970): self and others
10William Kennedy, Ironweed (1983): fugitive souls and free spirits
11John O’Brien, Leaving Las Vegas (1990): suicide
12A. L. Kennedy, Paradise (2004): love
- The existential drinker
- Manchester University Press
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