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De Quincey and The Gothic

Thomas De Quincey (1785 – 1859) was a prolific periodical writer. He is usually aligned historically with the early English Romantics, and is best known for his remarkable autobiography… 1,003 more words


Confessions of an English Opium Eater (The Secret Life of Books)

One of my favourite BBC documentary series (apart from the ones about nature, of course) is The Secret Life of Books. Famous or respected people, usually authors or academics, spend half an hour chatting about the importance and context of one of their favourite books and examining the original manuscripts. 788 more words


Requested Essay: Jefferson Airplane

A Facebook friend of mine posted the Jefferson Airplane video below (“White Rabbit”) about an hour ago as her commentary on the academic job search. 433 more words


I have always regarded pornography as my opium

I have always regarded pornography as my opium, and read the great opium exploits of Coleridge and Thomas de Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium Eater… 190 more words

‘From wandering through many-solemn scene
Of Opium visions, with a heart serene
And intellect miraculously bright;
I wake from daydreams to this real night’
-James Thomson (1834-82), …

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Tobacco and Opium*

Guest Writer Thomas DeWitt Talmage

“Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed” (Genesis 1:11).

The two firstborn of our earth were the grass-blade and the herb. 4,040 more words

Biblical Literature

Being at Home

A lot has already been said about the pains of opium addiction, as though that is all it is and can be.

To allow such perceptions to venture forth unhindered is nothing less than a manifold deception. 180 more words