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Confesiones de un inglés comedor de opio

In one of tho “First published init paved the way for later generations of literary drug users, from Baudelaire to Burroughs.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. I would in no way endorse the temptation of heroin, but having ‘studied’ its blessings – both imaginatively good and destructively bad – nor am I inclined to denounce it.

Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. Thomas de Quincey was an English author and intellectual, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater 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. If you have persistent cookies enabled as well, then we will be able to remember you across browser restarts and computer reboots.

And worth noting – it was cheaper than gin.

Confesiones de un opiófago inglés

However, the biography is really interesting stuff and at times it’s sort-of heart-wrenching I was not expecting this. This book read as though my own mind was being tortured by both the pleasure and pain ofsing opiates. I’ve always thought that people get more honest when they drink, so if that nice new friend of yours gets weirdly mean and creepy when he’s drunk, you might want to think twice about inviting him to your wedding.


I read the Penguin Classics edition which is loaded with footnotes and includes passages from later expended edition which I didn’t get through, it just felt extraneous after a while. I have a second great grandfather who died from an overdose- intentionally we assume. The second, Suspiria de Profundisis also tinged by its author’s drug habit, particularly in its most depressive phase.

It is also a key text if you are interested in Coleridge’s poetry. De Quincey had an awesome background in the Greek and Latin classics, and his prose is mightily influenced by those two dead languages, but only in the best sense of the word.

The tone suddenly shifts into nightmarish surrealism in the last part, making one think of Poe, Lovecraft, Chesterton and even Kafka. I lack the pretention to evaluate a classical work frombut humbly consider it a fascinating study. I am guessing that was the intent.

Trivia About Confessions of an Quotes from Confesiones de se While this is maybe not indispensable, it’s also not more than pages, so it gets five stars based on its ratio of awesomeness vs. Skimming thru it now I don’t see that so much.

I enjoyed it very much. Cknfesiones story kept me enraptured to the very end, and continues to play upon my mind many days after finishing it.

A rich, enthralling book. Email address subscribed successfully. However, the This was a weird experience for me. I’d also seen fascinating allusions to his work in the fiction of Borges and elsewhere.

Books by Thomas de Quincey. I was glad I did.

Confesiones de un opiófago inglés by Thomas de Quincey (5 star ratings)

He has a gift for descriptive detail and characterization reminiscent of Dickens. La prosa de De Quincey es una delicia: 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: And here’s de Quincey: But then I am an English Man. De Quincey is most definitely a brilliant writer and stylist.


I absolutely loved this book. But not if confesionrs only read about it.


A sequal to this novel is in the same novel entitled: Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. I particularly like his droll anecdote of the Malay who showed up on his doorstep one night. 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.

It reminded me of Dunsany at his best and was just beautiful beyond words.

Oh, burthen of solitude, thou cleavest to man through every stage of his being — in his birth, which has been — in his life, which is — in his death, which shall be — mighty and essential solitude! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In that collision, De Quincey speculates that a young woman was killed, though we never know for sure. Everyone always write ‘dirty and in the gutter’ books on being a drug addict but never the upper class.