The Resource Nicotine, by Gregor Hens ; translated from the German by Jen Calleja ; introduction by Will Self, (electronic resource)

Nicotine, by Gregor Hens ; translated from the German by Jen Calleja ; introduction by Will Self, (electronic resource)

Label
Nicotine
Title
Nicotine
Statement of responsibility
by Gregor Hens ; translated from the German by Jen Calleja ; introduction by Will Self
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By turns philosophical and darkly comic, an ex-smoker's meditation on the nature and consequences of his nearly lifelong addiction Written with the passion of an obsessive, Nicotine addresses a lifelong addiction, from the thrill of the first drag to the perennial last last cigarette. Reflecting on his experiences as a smoker from a young age, Gregor Hens investigates the irreversible effects of nicotine on thought and patterns of behavior. He extends the conversation with other smokers to meditations on Mark Twain and Italo Svevo, the nature of habit, and the validity of hypnosis. With comic insight and meticulous precision, Hens deconstructs every facet of dependency, offering a brilliant analysis of the psychopathology of addiction. This is a book about the physical, emotional, and psychological power of nicotine as not only an addictive drug, but also a gateway to memory, a long trail of streetlights in the rearview mirror of a smoker's life. Cigarettes are sometimes a solace, sometimes a weakness, but always a witness and companion. This is a meditation, an ode, and a eulogy, one that will be passed hand-to-hand between close friends
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hens, Gregor
Dewey number
838/.9209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2708.E5
LC item number
Z46 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Calleja, Jen
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hens, Gregor
  • Authors, German
  • Authors, German
  • Smoking
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Label
Nicotine, by Gregor Hens ; translated from the German by Jen Calleja ; introduction by Will Self, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 176 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781590517949
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
74a69558-46fc-4878-8acc-eb1194315537
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968215179
Label
Nicotine, by Gregor Hens ; translated from the German by Jen Calleja ; introduction by Will Self, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 176 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781590517949
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
74a69558-46fc-4878-8acc-eb1194315537
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968215179

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