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Trivia About Confessions of an It is not quite as mad as the title suggests, but it is a great story of a romp through depression, misery, week long nightmares and Romantic poetry, written by one of the greatest minds of the Romantic era, ruined by opium addiction. Written before the word ‘addict’ became part of our lexicon, it beggars belief that opium was more prevalent in a normal household than aspirin or paracetamol is today. Even with the fall into death and despair it did sound very lovely.

This was a new one to me allbeit an old book. However, the biography is really interesting stuff and at times it’s sort-of heart-wrenching I was not expecting this. Skimming thru it now I don’t see that so much. The ultimate medicinal paradox: There is much more than I can say here without taking time to prepare a real review, but I give my highest recommendation.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Full of the type of observation that’s hard to pin down, like trying to remember the details of dreams that really distinguish the dreamworld rather than just things that seem banal.

Books by Thomas de Quincey. I lack the pretention to evaluate a classical work frombut humbly consider it a fascinating study. The tone suddenly shifts into nightmarish surrealism in the last part, making one think of Poe, Lovecraft, Chesterton and even Kafka. Cobfesiones invented replacement comedy with The youngsters, he introduced down the Thatcher management with the hot Statesman and he replaced the face of world tradition along with his masterpiece backside.


I haven’t actually thought of. Taurus publica las obras de los grandes pensadores, pioneros, radicales y visionarios cuyas principles sacudieron l. Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. But, then, I read it almost 33 opjo ago. You get a first hand experience of addiction but in a classist society and from the upper crust. During this electrifying autobiography, Rik stands bare in entrance of his monstrous legions of lovers and disciples and invitations them to take communion with the blood he has spilled for them in the course of his thirty 12 months warfare on express company.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. No one, but I’ve seen it quoted in writers like Borges. I ub a second great grandfather who died from an overdose- intentionally we assume. I particularly like his droll anecdote of the Malay who showed up on his doorstep one night.

Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. Confessions of an English Opium Eater – Discussion. Que mis dolores se desvanecieran fue, a mis ojos, una insignificancia: For example, at loot.

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Thomas de Quincey was an English author and intellectual, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater All in all most delightful. View all 10 comments. I hustled through that LOL A good read and an interesting view point.

It was written in what many would call Old English so perhaps not for all opuo, not the easiest read for all.

I love the writing which is always sharp, mobile and expressive.

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Such truthful and accurate descriptions of use and abuse of opium. It is also a key text if you are interested in Coleridge’s poetry. Details DE Quincey’s childhood in the poignant first part, particularly the story of a young prostitute named Anne who helps him and whom confesionfs promises to see again but never does. More adorned and embellished prose it’s quite rare to find. I went looking for a macabre drug trip and what I found was what proved to be a lengthy biographical explanation for being an opium eater in England of the early 19th century.


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Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. What he does describe with remarkable accuracy is the nature of the beast. The dreams themselves did not give as lasting an impression of the descriptions of starving on Oxford Street. Nick White Parts of his life story are included.

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It blew my mind. A quick read on my Kindle. A sequal to this novel is in the same novel entitled: I read the Penguin Classics edition which is loaded with footnotes and includes passages from later expended edition which I didn’t get through, it just felt extraneous after a while. The comparison of alcohol and opium is spot on. And it is pretty awesome. The second, Suspiria de Profundisis also tinged by its author’s drug habit, particularly in its most depressive phase. De Quincey’s opium habit led to his heterodox approach confesioens life, which alternated between manic passages of glory to massive funereal threnodies, of which the following sentence from “The English Mail Coach” is but a sam Years ago, I had started Thomas de Quincey ‘s magnificent book, but laid it aside for some inexplicable reason.