The Confessions of an English Opium Eater and Other Writings Thomas de Quincey

Taal: Engels
The Confessions of an English Opium Eater and Other Writings
Uitgever: Alma Books Ltd
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781847497635
  • Druk: 1
  • november 2018
  • 208 pagina's
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Thomas de Quincey

Thomas De Quincey (1785–1859) studied at Oxford, where he failed to earn his degree but discovered opium. He later met Coleridge, Southey and the Wordsworths. From 1828 until his death, he lived in Edinburgh and made his living from journalism. 

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In an examination of his laudanum addiction and the dreams and visions the drug engendered, Thomas De Quincey lays bare the celestial pleasures and infernal lows of an existence dependent on subtle and mighty opium . At once moving and rhapsodic, and suffused with a poetic and lyrical beauty, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater hauntingly evokes frightful scenes and phantasmagorical night-time wanderings, while reality, dream and memory blur and intertwine in a nebulous and protean haze. Published anonymously in The London Magazine, the Confessions were an immediate success, and soon speculation was rife as to the identity of the mysterious Opium-Eater. The work, which introduced the literary world to De Quincey's unique impassioned prose , is now widely deemed to be De Quincey's masterpiece. Published anonymously in The London Magazine, the Confessions were an immediate success, and soon speculation was rife as to the identity of the mysterious Opium-Eater. The work introduced the literary world to De Quincey's unique impassioned prose and, along with its sequel the Suspiria de Profundis', is now widely deemed to be De Quincey's masterpiece.

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My heart trembled through from end to end... What a poet that man is! How he vivifies words, and deepens them, and gives them profound significance! -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Engels
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Paperback
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1
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november 2018
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20 x 13 cm
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208 pagina's
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Alma Books Ltd

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9781847497635

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