A Night of Serious Drinking

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Duckworth Publishers, 1979 - Drinking of alcoholic beverages - 119 pages
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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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Definitely inventive and with great ending. - Goodreads
I'm with stupid, I'm with ending (that is good). - Goodreads
Some real gem sentances, but no characterization. - Goodreads

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User Review  - William - Goodreads

This was OKAAAAAAY. Definitely inventive and with great ending. I'm with stupid, I'm with ending (that is good). But it was pretty out there. It was very out there. My friends have Mount Analogue ... Read full review

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User Review  - lisa_emily - Goodreads

There seems to be a few novels that have a plot that revolves around a certain intoxicating, para-reality. These novels have a whimsical, loopy tone that brings the reader on a puzzling journey. A ... Read full review

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