Opium and the romantic imagination. (Book, 1968) [WorldCat.org]
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Opium and the romantic imagination.

Author: Alethea Hayter
Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press, 1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alethea Hayter
OCLC Number: 10742
Description: 388 pages illustrations 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Setting. Tradition ; Case-histories ; Dreams ; Contemporary imagery --
pt. 2: Theory. De Quincey (I) ; Poe ; Baudelaire and the Club des Haschischins --
pt. 3: Practice. Crabbe ; Coleridge ; De Quincey (II) ; Wilkie Collins ; Francis Thompson ; Some writers who took opium occasionally ; Keats --
pt. 4: Verdict. The buried temple.


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A great source book for roots of Romantic literature

by mbromberg (WorldCat user published 2009-10-27) Excellent Permalink

Filled with great detail and an eyebrow-raising theory or two -- did Coleridge really create homemade heroin? -- Hayter's well-researched and entertaining book is a scholarly look at drug use and its role in the creation of Romantic literature. By looking at the settings, theory, and practice of drug...
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