ERIC Number: ED112300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Drug Themes in Fiction. National Institute on Drug Abuse Research Issues 10.
This essay is a survey of selected literary works of fiction with drug-related thematic content. The themes represented in the survey reflect popular American attitudes toward drugs from pre-World War II through the 1970's. The roots of these themes, beginning with 17th century French cultural attitudes are explained. The subject has been treated broadly; there is no attempt to analyze literary characters who used drugs (for example, Sherlock Holmes), nor to consider the effect of drugs on the creativity of any authors who may have used drugs. An annotated bibliography of 41 novels is included. (Author)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Drug Abuse, Fiction, Literature, Literature Reviews, Social Attitudes
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.; Documentation Associates, Los Angeles, CA.