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Hashish, Wine, Opium by Charles Baudelaire
Book DescriptionAmong the earliest artistic accounts of the hallucinogenic experience in European literature, the four pieces in this volume document Gautier and Baudelaire's own involvement in the Club of Assassins, who met under the auspices of Dr Moreau to investigate the psychological and mind-enhancing effects of hashish, wine and opium.As well as providing an absorbing of nineteenth-century drug use, "Hashish, Wine, Opium" captures the spirit of French Romanticism, in its struggle to free the mind from the shackles of the humdrum and the conventional, and serves as a fascinating prologue to the psychedelic literature of the following centuries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781847490933
(195mm x 130mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Oneworld Classics Ltd
Publisher: Oneworld Classics Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles Baudelaire
Paris Spleen and on Wine and Hashish, Paperback (August 2015)
Published posthumously in 1869, Paris Spleen was a landmark publication in the development of the genre of prose poetry. This volume also includes Baudelaire's 1851 essay 'Wine and Hashish'.
Selected Poems from Les Fleurs du mal, Paperback (May 2015)
Jan Owen's masterly translation captures all of Baudelaire's passion and anguish in a selection that includes many of Baudelaire's best known poems - including those banned from 1857 edition - as well as some less familiar ones, with the volume leading up to his great long poem, 'The Voyage', and finishing with the much-loved sonnet 'Meditation'.
Selected Critical Studies of Baudelaire, Paperback (February 2015)
Originally published in 1949, this book contains the French text of various essays by Charles Baudelaire.
Fanfarlo, Paperback (August 2012)» View all books by Charles Baudelaire
"First published in the Bulletin de la Sociaetae des Gens de Lettres, January 1847, under the name Charles DeFayis, his mother's family name"--T.p. verso.
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Author Biography - Charles Baudelaire
Theophile Gautier (1811-72) was an influential French writer, highly esteemed by authors as diverse as Flaubert and Oscar Wilde. Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821-67) was French writer and translator, as well as critic. He is probably best known for translating the works of Edgar Allen Poe into French, and gaining him much popularity in France.
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