John Barleycorn, or, Alcoholic memories
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John Barleycorn, or, Alcoholic memories by Jack London

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Published by Arco Publications in London .
Written in English

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  • London, Jack, -- 1876-1916

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Edition Notes

Statementedited and introduced by I. O. Evans.
ContributionsEvans, I. O. 1894-
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20237712M

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First published in , John Barleycorn is the first intelligent literary treatise on alcohol in American literature. London offers acute generalizations on Barleycorn together with a close narrative of his own drinking career, which was heroic in scale.4/5.   “No,” said Charmian, ignoring John Barleycorn’s roughness as so many women have learned to do. “You have shown yourself no alcoholic, no dipsomaniac, but merely an habitual drinker, one who has made John Barleycorn’s acquaintance through long years of rubbing shoulders with him. Write it up and call it ‘Alcoholic Memoirs.’5/5(1).   London's brutally frank and honest analysis of his own struggles and bouts with alcohol was way before its time and more modern theories of addiction. With remarkable candor and insight, London describes the demons and gods he encountered through both friend and enemy, John : Cherry Lane Ebooks.   `John Barleycorn' is the so-called "Alcoholic memoirs" of American literary icon Jack London. John Barleycorn was London's nickname for booze, and his relationship with Mr. Barleycorn is one of love/hate. In spite of the sub-title, London persists throughout this drunken autobiography that he is not an alcoholic.5/5(5).

London’s brutally frank and honest analysis of his own struggles and bouts with alcohol was way before its time and more modern theories of addiction. With remarkable candor and insight, London describes the demons and gods he encountered through both friend and enemy, John Barleycorn. First Page: JOHN BARLEYCORN. by. Jack London ( ) /5(1). John Barleycorn is an autobiographical novel dealing with his enjoyment of drinking and struggles with alcoholism. It was published for the first time in In this memoir, London discusses various life experiences he has had with alcohol, and at widely different stages in his life. In this autobiographical work, London describes his life as seen through the eyes of John Barleycorn (alcohol). There is much controversy about the cause of his death just as there is about alcoholism and addiction. John Barleycorn: Alcoholic Memoirs (Paperback) Published November 19th by Oxford University Press, USA Paperback, pagesCited by:

― Jack London, quote from John Barleycorn: Alcoholic Memoirs “To man, alone among the animals, has been given the awful privilege of reason. Man, with his brain, can penetrate the intoxicating show of things and look upon the universe brazen with indifference toward him and his dreams.”. John Barleycorn, or Alcoholic Memoirs. By Jack London. "But to the imaginative man, John Barleycorn sends the pitiless, spectral syllogisms of the white logic. He looks upon life and all its affairs with the jaundiced eye of a pessimistic German philosopher. He . John Barleycorn: Alcoholic Memoirs Jack London Published in , this harrowing, autobiographical 'A to Z' of drinking shattered London's reputation as a clean-living adventurer and massively successful author of such books as White Fang and The Call of the Wild. London's brutally frank and honest analysis of his own struggles and bouts with alcohol was way before its time and more modern theories of addiction. With remarkable candor and insight, London describes the demons and gods he encountered through both friend and enemy, John Barleycorn. (Summary by Peter Kelleher) (9 hr 43 min)/5(38).