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Collected Works of Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Volume 7: Pioneer of Inner Space: The Life of Fitz Hugh Ludlow, with Collected Letters and Poetry

Collected Works of Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Volume 7: Pioneer of Inner Space: The Life of Fitz Hugh Ludlow, with Collected Letters and Poetry

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Overview

Fitz Hugh Ludlow burst on the literary scene in 1857 with the unlikely best seller The Hasheesh Eater. Written when he was just 20 years old, the book swept him into a career as a prolific novelist, short story author, arts critic, travel writer, journalist and editor. His friends and colleagues ranged from Walt Whitman to Brigham Young to Mark Twain. The material published in Ludlow’s Collected Works displays a depth of observation, a breadth of erudition and an appetite for extreme experience applied to the emerging modern American nation. The first (and only) biography of Ludlow, Pioneer of Inner Space, was first published in 1998 by Autonomedia Press, as part of a series of critical reconsiderations of drug policy in America. It is no accident that this compilation of Ludlow’s Collected Works coincides with yet another turn in social attitudes with legalization of marijuana in multiple states. Further, academic attitudes have changed, and Ludlow is the focus of many recent reviews of his drug writings, his Bohemian lifestyle and professional life in 19th century New York City. Publication of this new edition of Pioneer of Inner Space--which has been updated, re-illustrated and contains Ludlow's extant lettters and poetry--fittingly concludes his Collected Works, and provides valuable personal context and insight for Ludlow’s varied writings, finally available in their entirety to the research community and the general public.



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ISBN-13: 9780996639491
Publisher: Logosophia, LLC
Publication date: 04/19/2018
Pages: 724
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.75(d)

About the Author

Donald P. Dulchinos is the author of Pioneer of Inner Space: The Life of Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Forbidden Sacraments: The Survival of Shamanism in Western Civilization, and Neurosphere: The Convergence of Evolution, Group Mind, and the Internet. He has found time between these projects for a career in the information and telecommunications technology industry

Stephen Crimi is the author of Katabatic Wind: Good Craic Fueled by Fumes from the Abyss; the editor of two collections of talks by biodynamic pioneer Alan Chadwick, Performance in the Garden, and Reverence, Obedience and the Invisible in the Garden; and the publisher of Logosophia Books.

Fitz Hugh Ludlow (1836-1870) was an American writer of travelogues, short stories, novels, art criticism, science and drug literature related to hashish and opium cures. He is mostly known for The Hasheesh Eater and Across the Continent, his description of and Overland Stage journey with the painter Albert Bierstadt. HIs friends and acquaintances ranged from Mark Twain to Brigham Young to Walt Whitman, and he was an integral part of the creation of the Bohemian scene in New York City.

Table of Contents

introduction to logosophia edition ............................. v

1. lost and found........................................................................1

2. rootsofecstasy....................................................................11

3. teenager on drugs................................................................49

4. higher education ................................................................. 69

5. “let the grecian dream”.....................................................91

6. writing the hasheesh eater ................................................122

7. american bohemian............................................................141

8. regula rhabits....................................................................179

9. novelist................................................................................197

10. the war between the states of consciousness............232

11. the overland stagecoach.................................................278

12. among the mormons...........................................................304

13. the hasheesh infant and the washoe giant................326

14. high society.........................................................................361

15. the pythagorean love triangle.....................................403

16. second chances...................................................................431

17. theopiumhabit..................................................................457

epilogue ................................................................................510

letters of fitz hugh ludlow...........................................527

poetry: published, printed or presented

during his lifetime ............................................................574

poetry: from a notebook donated to

union college by helen ludlow.......................................617

appendix i: the hasheesh eater covers ..............................689

appendix ii: newspaper clippings......................................693

bibliography ........................................................................700

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