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Confessions of an English opiumeater, and Suspiria de profundis. By Thomas De Quincey.

by Michigan Historical Reprint Series

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Published by Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michigan Library .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography: general,
  • Coping with drug & alcohol abuse,
  • Literature: History & Criticism,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • USA,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Literary,
  • History / United States / General,
  • History : United States - General,
  • Self-Help : Substance Abuse & Addictions - Drug Dependence,
  • Literary,
  • Substance Abuse & Addictions - Drug Dependence,
  • United States - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages290
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8508924M
    ISBN 101425526594
    ISBN 109781425526597
    OCLC/WorldCa154676312

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater remains its author’s most famous and frequently-read work and one of the period’s central. Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down Price: $ Thomas De Quincey, (born Aug. 15, , Manchester, Lancashire, Eng.—died Dec. 8, , Edinburgh, Scot.), English essayist and critic, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. As a child De Quincey was alienated from his solid, prosperous mercantile family by his sensitivity and precocity.

      It includes the Confessions follow up text ‘Suspiria De Profundis’ and ‘The English Mail-Coach’. Confessions of an English opium-Eater is often described as being a minor character in English Romanticism and, in being understood as such, becomes almost a footnote to the likes of Wordsworth and Coleridge. However, as a work of Western. 'I took it: and in an hour, oh! Heavens! what a revulsion! what an upheaving, from its lowest depths, of the inner spirit! what an apocalypse of the world within me!'Thomas De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater () launched a fascination with .

    ‎A legal and readily available painkiller in the nineteenth century, laudanum was a source of both pleasure and pain for author Thomas De Quincey (–). After achieving overnight success with Confessions of an English Opium Eater, an impassioned account of his struggles with addiction, t.   Confessions of an English Opium-Eater - Ebook written by Thomas De Quincey. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.


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Confessions of an English opiumeater, and Suspiria de profundis. By Thomas De Quincey by Michigan Historical Reprint Series Download PDF EPUB FB2

The first literary addiction memoir, featuring the autobiographical Suspiria de Profundis, the inspiration for the horror film Suspiria, starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton and directed by Luca Guadagnino In this remarkable autobiography, Thomas De Quincey hauntingly describes the surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings he took through London—and the nightmares Cited by: Thomas de Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater gives an insightful glimpse into the pleasures and pains of opium usage.

In this brief yet intriguing work, he catalogues his encounters with the drug and its ensuing psychological effects/5(45). Thomas de Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater gives an insightful glimpse into the pleasures and pains of opium usage.

In this brief yet intriguing work, he catalogues his encounters with the drug and its ensuing psychological effects/5(72). This book contains three stories/essays "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" (), "The English Mail Coach" () and "Suspiria de Profundis" (), all by Thomas de Quincey.

It's important to note this is the version of "Confessions ", not /5(6). "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" written in by Thomas De Quincey is a short, yet interesting account of the author's addiction to opium.

Even though it was written years ago, it is still relevant today. The first half of the book provides some autobiographical material and the second half describes his opium use/5. It's a shame most people don't read any De Quincey beyond Confessions of an Opium Eater-- he's probably at his best when he's engaging in dense babbling of the sort found in the Suspiria.

Difficult to classify, this puts De Quincey firmly in the same category as weirdos like Thomas Browne and Fernando Pessoa/5. His masterwork, "Confessions of an English Opium Eater" (), stemmed from his own laudanum addiction, and was followed by "Suspiria de Profundis", a collection of essays which continued to capture the same dark brilliance as in "Confessions"/5(2).

Confessions of an English opium-eater, and Suspiria de profundis Item Preview remove-circle Confessions of an English opium-eater, and Suspiria de profundis by De Quincey, Thomas, Publication date Topics De Quincey, Thomas,Drug addicts, Authors, English, Opium abuse Publisher.

Famed for his autobiographical Confessions of an English Opium Eater, De Quincey extended his sensational accounts of drug addiction with the brief essays of Suspiria de Profundis ("Sighs from the Depths).

Confessions of an English Opium-eater Thomas De Quincey — Authors, English And Suspiria de Profundis. Athough De Quincey ends his narrative at a point at which he is drug-free, he remained an opium addict for the rest of his life.

In he rewrote the Confessions and added descriptions of opium-inspired dreams that had already appeared in Blackwood’s Magazine in about under the title Suspiria de Profundis (“Sighs from the Depths”).

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, and Suspiria de Profundis (Inglés) Pasta blanda – 2 febrero por Thomas de Quincey (Autor)Format: Pasta blanda. A timeless memoir of drug addiction from one of the leading intellectuals of the Victorian age At first, Thomas De Quincey found opium to be a harmless pleasure.

A twenty-year-old intellectual living in nineteenth-century London, De Quincey took laudanum sparingly, spacing out his doses so their effect would not be : Thomas De Quincey. Suspira de Profundis, Being a Sequel to the Confessions of an English Opium-eater Quotes Showing of 6 “I stood checked for a moment - awe, not fear, fell upon me - and whist I stood, a solemn wind began to blow, the most mournful that ever ear heard.

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater launched a fascination with drug use that has continued to our day. Here De Quincey invents recreational drug taking, but he also details both the lurid nightmares that beset him in the depths of his addiction as well as his humiliatingly futile attempts to renounce the : Bloomsbury USA.

Thomas Penson De Quincey (/ də ˈkwɪnsi /; 15 August – 8 December ) was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater ().

Many scholars suggest that in publishing this work De Quincey inaugurated the tradition of addiction literature in the West. De Quincey describes the intense "pleasures" and harrowing "pains" of his opium use in lyrical and dramatic prose.

A notorious success since its publication, the work has been an important influence on philosophers, theorists, and psychologists, as well as literary writers, of. (Redirected from The Confessions of an English Opium Eater) Confessions of an English Opium-Eater () is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum addiction and its effect on his life.

The Confessions was "the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight ". Confessions of an English Opium-eater: And Suspiria de Profundis Thomas De Quincey Full view - Confessions of an English Opium-eater Thomas De Quincey Snippet view - CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM-EATER,/5(2).

Suspiria de Profundis centers on the profound afflictions of De Quincey's childhood, and examines the powerful and often paradoxical relationship between drugs and human creativity.

In The English Mail-Coach, the tragedies of De Quincey's past are played out with horrifying repetitiveness against a backdrop of Britain as a Protestant and an. Famed for his autobiographical Confessions of an English Opium Eater, Thomas De Quincey later supplemented his sensational account of drug addiction with Suspiria de Profundis ("Sighs from the Depths").

These short essays, rendered in a highly poetic and imaginative style, reflect the author's visionary experiences during his use of laudanum.

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater: and Other Writings (Oxford World's Classics) Thomas De Quincey This selection of De Quincey's writings includes the title piece--his most famous work--as well as "On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth," "The English Mail-Coach," and the Suspiria de Profundis.Confessions of an English Opium-Eater is an account of the early life and opium addiction of Thomas De Quincey, in prose which is by turns witty, conversational, and by:   I'm very curious about Suspiria De Profundis - the Confessions' sequel - as I've read it described as one of the most powerful fantastic works in the English language.

Suspiria - .