Confessions of an English Opium eater

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

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In this remarkable autobiography, Thomas De Quincey hauntingly describes the surreal visions & hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings he took thru London--& the nightmares, despair & paranoia to which he became prey--under the influence of the then-legal painkiller laudanum. Forging a link between artistic self-expression & addiction, Confessions seamlessly wea In this remarkable autobiography, Thomas De Quincey hauntingly describes the surreal visions & hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings he took thru London--& the nightmares, despair & paranoia to which he became prey--under the influence of the then-legal painkiller laudanum. Forging a link between artistic self-expression & addiction, Confessions seamlessly weaves the effects of drugs & the nature of dreams, memory & imagination. First published in 1821, it paved the way for later generations of literary drug users, from Baudelaire to Burroughs, & anticipated psychoanalysis with its insights into the unconscious.
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Title Confessions of an English Opium eater Height 11.4
Thomas de Quincey Width 1.8
ISBN-13 9780140622577 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 Spine Width
Publisher Faber And Faber (penguin India) Pages 272
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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