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Confessions of an English Opium Eater
Thomas DeQuincey
0140439013
April 2003
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Book Description
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 then-legal painkiller laudanum. Forging a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, Confessions seamlessly weaves the effects of drugs and the nature of dreams, memory, and imagination. First published in 1821, it paved the way for later generations of literary drug users, from Baudelaire to Burroughs, and anticipated psychoanalysis with its insights into the subconscious.

About the Author
Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859) studied at Oxford and failed to take his degree but discovered opium. He later met Coleridge, Southey,...


On Murder
Thomas de Quincey
0192805665
Jan 2006
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Book Description
The titular essay in this volume of work by Thomas De Quincey centers on the notorious career of the murderer John Williams, who in 1811 brutally killed seven people in London's East End. De Quincey's response to Williams's attacks turns morality on its head, celebrating and coolly dissecting
the art of murder and its perfections. This volume also contains De Quincey's best-known piece of literary criticism, "On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth," and his finest tale of terror, "The Avenger," a disturbing exploration of violence, vigilantism, and religious persecution. Ranging from
gruesomely vivid reportage and brilliantly funny satiric high jinks to penetrating literary and aesthetic criticism, these essays had a remarkable impact on crime, terror, and detective fiction. They are also a key contribution to...


Thomas de Quincey, Literary Critic
John Emory Jordan
0877521603
May 1973
Hardcover
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
Thomas de Quincey
0192836544
Sept 1998
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Book Description
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.


Genealogy of the Modern Self: Thomas de Quincey and the Intoxication of Writing
Alina Clej
0804723931
January 1995
Hardcover
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Infection of Thomas de Quincey: The Psychopathology of Imperialism
John Barrell
0300049323
April 1991
Hardcover
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Thomas de Quincey
David Masson
1410208737
October 2003
Paperback
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Thomas de Quincey
Frederick Burwick
0333774035
Aug 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book examines what De Quincy called "psychological criticism," a mode of studying how "literature of power" arouses ideas and images dormant in the subconscious. He explores this "power" by means of an introspective analysis of the effects produced in his own mind by reading Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, and Coleridge. Discussion of De Quincey's critical and narrative prose includes his skilled re-writing of a German forgery of a Waverley novel, as well as such better known works as "Suspiria de Profundis," "Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts," "On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth," "The English Mail-Coach," and "Wordsworth's Poetry." New insight into each of these works is provided by drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished manuscripts.


Confessions of an English Opium Eater
Thomas de Quincey
0486287424
Sept 1995
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Book Description
Impressive account—admired for its introspective penetration and journalistic astuteness—of author’s early years as a precocious student of Greek and Latin, his adventures among the outcasts and prostitutes of London, studies at Oxford University, introduction to opium in 1804 and his longterm involvement with the drug.


De Quincey's Disciplines
Josephine McDonagh
0198112858
August 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Drawing on a broad range of rarely studied sources, De Quincey's Disciplines reveals the English Opium-Eater to be a more complex and contradictory figure than the latter-day Romantic and psychedelic dreamer usually portrayed. Taking a theoretical, new historicist stance, Josephine McDonagh's
innovative examination of De Quincey's less frequently scrutinized works recontextualizes De Quincey as a true interdisciplinarian, aspiring to participation in the major intellectual project of his time: the formation of new fields of knowledge, and the attempt to unify these into an organic
whole.


Confessions of an English Opium Eater
Thomas de Quincey
0766157334
May 2003
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Book Description
1928. Together with their sequels "The English Mail Coach" and "Suspiria de Profundis." Within this volume, De Quincey discusses his addiction to opium, how it began and how his life progressed while under the spell of this habit. At the close of his narrative, De Quincey present the reader with the moral of his narrative.


Revisionary Gleam: De Quincey, Coleridge and the High Romantic Argument
Daniel Sanjiv Roberts
0853237948
May 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
This study includes much new information on Thomas De Quincey and his critical engagement with Coleridge, Wordsworth, Burke, Kant and others. The author subtly and convincingly brings overlooked dimensions of De Quincey’s politics to the fore, and examines essays often ignored. The impressive reading of the Liverpool circle and the 1803 Diary should lead to reassessments of this period in De Quincey’s development.


The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
Thomas de Quincey
0786127090
Aug 2004
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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Revisionary Gleam: De Quincey, Coleridge and the High Romantic Argument
Daniel Sanjiv Roberts
0853238049
May 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This study includes much new information on Thomas De Quincey and his critical engagement with Coleridge, Wordsworth, Burke, Kant and others. The author subtly and convincingly brings overlooked dimensions of De Quincey’s politics to the fore, and examines essays often ignored. The impressive reading of the Liverpool circle and the 1803 Diary should lead to reassessments of this period in De Quincey’s development.


Sacramental Commodities: Gift, Text, and the Sublime in de Quincey
Charles J. Rzepka
0870239627
March 1995
Paperback
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The Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
Thomas de Quincey
0786184132
Aug 2004
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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The Romantic Art of Confession: De Quincey, Musset, Sand, Lamb, Hogg, Fremy, Soulie, Janin
Susan M. Levin
1571131892
September 1998
Hardcover
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Review
'Levin's book is clearly written, and she wears her learning lightly, using post-structuralist theory and the psychological and feminist writings of Jacques Lacan and Nancy J. Chodorow without descending into jargon. She succeeds in identifying and illuminating an interesting sub-genre of Romantic writing.' TLS 'Levin draws on contemporary literary theory but her approach is refreshingly text-based and her expression agreeably lucid.' MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW 'Levin writes with particular subtlety... An important contribution to the study of genre and Romantic prose literature.' STUDIES IN HOGG AND HIS WORLD

Book Description
The Romantic Art of Confession is about works specifically entitled 'confessions' written during the Romantic period in Britain and France: Thomas De Quincey's...


Confessions of an English Opium-Eater -Lib
Thomas de Quincey
0786184299
Aug 2004
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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