Hashish, Wine, Opium

Hashish, Wine, Opium

by Charles Baudelaire, Theophile Gautier
     
 

Among the earliest accounts of hallucinogenic experience in European literature, the four essays in this volume document Théophile Gautier and Charles Baudelaire’s involvement in the Hashish Club, which met under the auspices of investigating the psychological and mind-enhancing effects of various substances. As well as providing an absorbing account of

Overview

Among the earliest accounts of hallucinogenic experience in European literature, the four essays in this volume document Théophile Gautier and Charles Baudelaire’s involvement in the Hashish Club, which met under the auspices of investigating the psychological and mind-enhancing effects of various substances. As well as providing an absorbing account of 19th-century drug use, this volume captures the spirit of French Romanticism in its struggle to free the mind from the shackles of the humdrum and the conventional.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847490933
Publisher:
Oneworld Classics
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Oneworld Classics Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) was a French writer and translator best known for his poetry collection Flowers of Evil. Théophile Gautier (1811–1872) was an influential French writer whose works include My Fantoms and The Jinx. Maurice Stang is a translator.

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