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Confessions of an English Opium Eater
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date February 11, 2014
Pages 78
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781495913938
ISBN-10 1495913937
Dimensions 0.18 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Original list price $7.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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, De Quincey 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.

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