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Alum publishes book

Congratulations to Nipissing University alumnus Corey Thompson (BA ’99), on the publication of his first book, Alcohol in the Writings of Herman Melville: “The Ever-Devilish God of Grog”.  The book offers the first full-length analysis of alcohol and intoxication in Melville’s novels, short fiction and poetry.

In early to mid-19th century there were growing debates concerning the social acceptability of alcohol and its consumption. America’s greatest authors began to write works of temperance fiction, stories that urged Americans to refrain from imbibing.
Herman Melville was born in an era when drunkenness was part of daily life for American men but came of age at a time when the temperance movement had gained social and literary momentum.

Thompson graduated from Nipissing with an honours BA in English Studies in 1999 and proceeded to complete his master's degree at the University of Windsor.

The book is available for purchase here through McFarland publishing.

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