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At the time of its release in 1860, Charles Baudelaire's "Artificial Paradises (Les Paradis Artificiels)" met with immediate praise. One of the most important French symbolists, Baudelaire led a debauched, violent, and ultimately tragic life, dying an opium addict in 1867. This book, a response to Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an Opium Eater, serves as a memoir of Baudelaire's last years. <P>In this beautifully wrought portrait of the effects of wine, opium, and hashish on the mind, Baudelaire captures the dreamlike visions he experienced during his narcotic trances. These hallucinations, sometimes exquisite, sometimes disturbing, and the delusions of grandeur that often accompanied them, constitute the Paradis Artificiels, the gorgeous yet false worlds of ecstasy that eventually led to his ruin. Contrasting the effects of hashish and opium with those of wine, Baudelaire concludes that "wine exalts the will, hashish destroys it" and makes idlers of all those who use it. <P>This new translation of a controversial book provides fascinating reading as well as a key to the mind of a great writer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806514833
Translator:
Diamond, Stacy
Author:
Diamond, Stacy
Author:
Baudelaire, Charles P.
Author:
Baudelaire, D.
Publisher:
Citadel Press
Location:
Secaucus, NJ :
Subject:
Psychopharmacology
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Hallucinogenic drugs
Subject:
Addictions
Subject:
Narcotic habit
Subject:
Authors, french
Subject:
Hashish
Subject:
Addictive Behaviors
Subject:
Psychopathology - Addiction
Subject:
Drug addiction.
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
map MF-1806-A
Publication Date:
19941031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
9.12x6.22x.53 in. .69 lbs.

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