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 th ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 13/05/10
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Despite its title, the [book] carries no overtones of repentance, and much of its fascination lies in the unveiling of the shadowy dream world of the unconscious which [the author]’s opium-taking is said to have made possible….[The author] stated tha...Continua
Ha scritto il 10/11/07
(The version I read was a different edition) At Whitby in the 2nd hand bookshop I found a 1886 copy of “Confessions of an English Opium Eater” by Thomas de Quincy. It was a fantastic little copy with some uncut pages, and also contained “Levena” and...Continua

Zabo Chinaski
Ha scritto il Feb 28, 2009, 17:42
una posizione ke elevi l'uomo al di sopra del livello dei suoi simili nn è la + favorevole alle qualità morali o intellettuali.

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