Product review for Confessions of an English Opium Eater
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The very first literary addiction narrative, including the autobiographical Suspiria de Profundis, the ideas for the 2018 horror film Suspiria, starring Dakota Johnson and also Tilda Swinton as well as directed by Luca Guadagnino
In this impressive autobiography, Thomas De Quincey hauntingly describes the surreal visions and hallucinatory nighttime wanderings he took through London– and also the problems, despair, and fear to which he became target– drunk of the then-legal painkiller laudanum. Creating a link in between creative self-expression and also addiction, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater as well as Other Writings effortlessly weaves the results of medicines and also the nature of desires, memory, and creative imagination. Very first published in 1821, it led the way for later generations of literary drug addict, from Baudelaire to Burroughs, as well as anticipated psychoanalysis with its understandings into the subconscious.
This edition is based upon the initial serial variation of 1821, and also replicates two "follows up": Suspiria de Profundis (1845) and The English Mail-Coach (1849 ). It additionally includes an essential introduction discussing the romantic number of the addict and also the practice of confessional literary works, as well as an appendix on opium in the 19th century.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has actually been the leading publisher of classic literary works in the English-speaking globe. With greater than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics stands for a worldwide bookshelf of the most effective works throughout background as well as across categories and also self-controls. Visitors rely on the collection to offer authoritative messages improved by intros as well as notes by prominent scholars as well as contemporary writers, in addition to current translations by award-winning translators.
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Classics; Revised edition edition (April 29, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140439013
- ISBN-13: 978-0140439014
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces