Confessions of an English Opium Eater
Describing the surreal hallucinations, insomnia and nightmarish visions he experienced while consuming daily large amounts of laudanum, Thomas De Quincey's legendary account of the pleasures and pains of opium forged a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, and paved the way for later... read more generations of literary drug-takers from Baudelaire to Burroughs.
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