The Poem of Hashish

The Poem of Hashish

by Charles Baudelaire, Theophile Gautier




In the intoxication of hashish there is nothing like this. We shall not go outside the class of natural dream. The drunkenness, throughout its duration, it is true, will be nothing but an immense dream, thanks to the intensity of its colours and the rapidity of its conceptions. But it will always keep the idiosyncrasy of the individual. The man has desired to dream; the dream will govern the man. But this dream will be truly the son of its father. The idle man has taxed his ingenuity to introduce artificially the supernatural into his life and into his thought; but, after all, and despite the accidental energy of his experiences, he is nothing but the same man magnified, the same number raised to a very high power.

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ISBN-13: 9780060802158
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/1971
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

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