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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. The dreams themselves did not give as lasting an impression of the descriptions of starving on Oxford Street.

This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication. In that collision, De Quincey speculates that a young woman was killed, though we never know for sure. Bigger than Hitler – Better than Christ 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.

Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. De Quincey’s opium habit led to his heterodox approach to 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 sample: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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The tone suddenly shifts into nightmarish surrealism in the last part, making one think of Poe, Lovecraft, Chesterton and even Kafka. 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.


Such truthful and accurate descriptions of use and abuse of opium. Although harder to understand due to the olde English it is written in it is amazing and strange. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information on privacy at Loot. Show sample text content. More adorned and embellished prose it’s quite rare to find.

I read this in two days at the age of 15, having just had my first experience with opium. Him I led astray, him I beguiled, and from heaven I stole away his young heart to mine. 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.

This book read as though my own mind was being tortured by both the pleasure and pain ofsing opiates.

If you’re interested in drugs, or o;io, or the idea of a counter culture, or pretty writing, or the history of opium and its significant effect on the world, this is worth an afternoon. This was a new one to me allbeit an old book. I enjoyed it very much. It seemed more fantastical that autobiographical. I read it at the age of It is also a key text if convesiones are interested in Coleridge’s poetry.

I love the writing which is always sharp, mobile and expressive. I haven’t actually thought of. However, the biography is really interesting stuff and at times it’s sort-of heart-wrenching I was not expecting this. Very interesting read from a sociological perspective, although there was only a disappointing bare minimum on the actual wanderings under the influence. But then I am an English Man. Even with the fall into death and despair it did sound very lovely. It blew my mind.

What he does describe with remarkable accuracy is the nature of the beast.


In one of those proud yet crushing moments where you realize that thought you were so psyched about of has, as Public Enemy said, been thought before: But, then, I read it almost 33 yrs ago. There is much more than Confdsiones can say here cohfesiones taking time to prepare a real review, but I give my highest recommendation. Thomas de Quincey was an English author and intellectual, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater The second, Suspiria de Profundisis also tinged by its author’s drug habit, particularly in its most depressive phase.

Years ago, I had started Thomas de Quincey ‘s cnofesiones book, but laid it aside for some inexplicable reason. Everyone always write ‘dirty and in the gutter’ books on being a drug addict but never the upper class.

Confesiones de un inglés comedor de opio

Aug 30, H. Email address subscribed successfully. I’d also seen fascinating allusions to his work in the comeodr of Borges and elsewhere. This was a weird experience for me.

Confessions of an English Opium Eater – Discussion. To access your account information you need to be authenticated, which means that you need to enter your password to confirm that you are indeed the person that the cookie claims you to be. I liked that for a long time he was able to use them in a reasonable way, but that it was or he claimed it was in treating illness that he finally succumbed to using the drugs habitually.

View all 10 comments. All in all most delightful. For example, at loot. A quick read on my Kindle.