Description - Drunk the Night Before by Marty Roth
This invigorating work traces the cultural history of convivial drinking before the concept of addiction overshadowed intoxication's reputation as a creative,
philosophical, and spiritual force. Marty Roth's Drunk the Night Before illustrates altered consciousness from myth to contemporary life, laying bare the behaviors and beliefs, sacred and secular, invested in intoxication.
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Author Biography - Marty Roth
Marty Roth is professor emeritus of English at the University of Minnesota. A longtime member of the editorial board of Dionysos, a journal of addiction and culture, he is the author of many works, including Foul and Fair Play: Reading Genre in Classic Detective Fiction and Comedy and America: The Lost World of Washington Irving.