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Opium and the romantic imagination.

Author: Alethea Hayter
Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press, 1968.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alethea Hayter
OCLC Number: 10742
Description: 388 p. illus. 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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