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*Canceled* Confessions of an English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

$35

featuring Marc Cohen, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

“In this remarkable autobiography, the first literary addiction memoir, Thomas De Quincey hauntingly describes the surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings he took through London—and the nightmares, despair, and paranoia to which he became prey—under the influence of the then-legal painkiller laudanum. Forging a link between artistic self-expression and addiction, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Other Writings seamlessly weaves the effects of drugs and the nature of dreams, memory, and imagination. First published in 1821, it paved the way for later generations of literary drug users, from Baudelaire to Burroughs, and anticipated psychoanalysis with its insights into the subconscious.”—Penguin Random House

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater remains its author’s most famous and frequently-read work and one of the period’s central statements about both the power and terror of imagination. A notorious success since its 1821 publication, the work has been an important influence on philosophers, theorists, and psychologists, as well as literary writers, of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.”—Broadview Press

Meeting Date: Tuesdays, March 24 and 31

Register online or call 919.962.1544

Details

Date:
March 31
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$35
Event Category:

Venue

Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Phone:
(919) 942-7373
Website:
http://www.flyleafbooks.com/