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Confessions of an English Opium Eater

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In this remarkable autobiography, Thomas De Quincey hauntingly describes the surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings he took through London-and the nightmares, despair, and paranoia to which he became prey-under the influence of the then-legal painkiller laudanum. Forging a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, Confessions seamlessly weaves the effects of drugs and the nature of dreams, memory, and imagination. First published in 1821, it paved the way for later generations of literary drug users, from Baudelaire to Burroughs, and anticipated psychoanalysis with its insights into the subconscious.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140430615
Editor:
Hayter, Alethea
Author:
Hayter, Alethea
Author:
de Quincey, Thomas
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
Harmondsworth Eng.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Substance Abuse
Subject:
Narcotic addicts
Subject:
Creative Ability
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Opium habit
Subject:
De Quincey, Thomas
Subject:
Opium habit -- England.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliography (p. 26)
Series:
Penguin English Library
Series Volume:
AR-3
Publication Date:
19711030
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.77x5.11x.57 in. .39 lbs.

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