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How to stop time : heroin from A to Z

Author: Ann Marlowe
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1999.
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Marlowe weaves personal history with aphorisms and analysis to explore her own and society's obsession with heroin. She delves beneath the surface of addiction and the familiar cliches, offering many insights into the nature of nostalgia, and the craving for predictable experience on the one hand and the excitement of danger on the other. The tale is told through snapshots of her life and relationships. The author  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marlowe, Ann, 1958-
How to stop time.
New York : Basic Books, ©1999
(OCoLC)654170921
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Marlowe
ISBN: 0465031501 9780465031504
OCLC Number: 41977282
Description: vi, 297 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Abstention; Addiction; Aging; Alphabet; Arrest; Athetics; Babble; Bad thing; Bag; Basement; Beginning; Blurring; Body; Brand Names; Business; Busy; Buzz; Capitalist; Car; Chair; Cheated; Chronology; City; Clean; Cleaning; Clear; Clothing; Colds; Cool; Copping; Crime; Dark; Dating; Dealer; Death; Democracy; Dentistry; Digital; Dollhouse; Dope Fiend; Dosages; Driver; Dumped; East Village; Eating; Emotions; Entropy; Family; Fearless; Fiction; Fight; First Time; Free Will; Fun; Gender; Geographical; Girl; Glamour; God; Gothic; Guiltless; Habit; Hidden; Hippies; Hologram; Home; Identification; Imperfections; Interpretation; Irritability; Jail; Jewish; Junkie; Kick; Kill; Late; Less; Life; Loop; Lover; Luxury; Lying; Madness; Married; Max Fish; Minimalism; Mirror; Misanthropy; Missing; Mistake; Money; Narcosis; Nature; Need; Never; Nose Drops.
Other Titles: Heroin from A to Z
Responsibility: Ann Marlowe.
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Ann Marlowe characterizes heroin as a stand-in, a stopgap, a mask for what the user believes is missing. Weaving personal history (Marlowe used heroin for eight years) with aphorisms and analysis,  Read more...

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