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A Night of Serious Drinking: A Novel
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Overlook Pr
Publication date April 1, 2003
Pages 121
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781585673995
ISBN-10 1585673994
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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In a work that presents the teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky in the form of symbolic fiction, the narrator, intoxicated after an evening of revels with friends, is taken on a journey that ranges from sublime paradises to the depths of human hells. Reprint.
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A Night of Serious Drinking is among Rene Daumal's most important literary works. Like Daumal’s Mount Analogue it is a classic work of symbolic fiction. An unnamed narrator spends an evening getting drunk with a group of friends; as the party becomes intoxicated and exuberant, the narrator embarks on a journey that ranges from seeming paradises to the depths of pure hell. The fantastic world depicted in A Night of Serious Drinking is actually the ordinary world turned upside down. The characters are called the Anthographers, Fabricators of useless objects, Scienters, Nibblists, Clarificators, and other absurd titles. Yet the inhabitants of these strange realms are only too familiar: scientists dissecting an animal in their laboratory, a wise man surrounded by his devotees, politicians, poets expounding their rhetoric. These characters perform hilarious antics and intellectual games, which they see as serious attempts to find meaning and freedom.


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9781585673995 | details & prices | 121 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.95
About: In a work that presents the teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky in the form of symbolic fiction, the narrator, intoxicated after an evening of revels with friends, is taken on a journey that ranges from sublime paradises to the depths of human hells.

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