In a New Vein: Theorizing Addiction and Identity in Thomas De Quincey, Sylvia Plath, and Tupac Shakur.

Horn, Katherine.


  • Abstract: This dissertation examines the development and limitations of the existing definitions of the concepts addict and addiction and offers a new theory of addiction and identity. The definition that this study proposes is informed by analysis of Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater , Sylvia Plath's letters and journals, and Tupac Shakur's lyrics, as well as by presen... read more
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