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Poisoned Cornucopia

Excess, Intemperance and Overabundance across Cultures and Literatures


Ryszard Wolny and Stankomir Nicieja

This volume explores the notions of excess, intemperance and overabundance in cultures and literatures of both the English- and Chinese-speaking worlds. It concentrates on some aspects of literary and cultural meanings of excess(es) in various theories and practices of these antipodean territories of human experience and consciousnesses, bringing together what is common between them and what sets the West apart from the East: eroticism, drug abuse, alcoholism, urban concepts, music, food, etc. In times of a serious crisis of Western-style capitalism, growing consumerism and the collapse of traditional values, the eyes of the world are now turned to the East, seeking solutions in China, Taiwan, Singapore or Hong Kong for what may come as Eastern-style neopostmodernism.
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Poisoned cornucopia : excess, intemperance and overabundance acrosscultures and literatures / Ryszard W. Wolny, Stankomir Nicieja (eds.).

pages cm. – (Silesian Studies in Anglophone Cultures and Literatures ;Volume 3)

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