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Opium : the illustrated diary of his cure

Author: Jean Cocteau; Margaret Crosland
Publisher: London : Peter Owen ; Chester Springs, Penn. : Distributed by Dufour Editions, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this study Cocteau vividly describes his extraordinary experiences while taking opium, the drug to which he owed his 'perfect hours' but which, inevitably, extracted its price. Opium also contains reminiscences of some of Cocteau's closest friends, including Nijinsky and Marcel Proust, and provides revealing insights into the creation of such masterpieces as Orphee and Les Enfants terribles. The book is  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963.
Opium.
London : Peter Owen ; Chester Springs, Penn. : Distributed by Dufour Editions, ©1990
(OCoLC)606544180
Named Person: Jean Cocteau; Jean Cocteau
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Cocteau; Margaret Crosland
ISBN: 0720608007 9780720608007
OCLC Number: 22915093
Notes: Translation of: Opium.
Description: 148 pages, [28] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Opium.
Responsibility: Jean Cocteau ; translated from the French and with a new introduction by Margaret Crosland.

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"In this study Cocteau vividly describes his extraordinary experiences while taking opium, the drug to which he owed his 'perfect hours' but which, inevitably, extracted its price. Opium also contains reminiscences of some of Cocteau's closest friends, including Nijinsky and Marcel Proust, and provides revealing insights into the creation of such masterpieces as Orphee and Les Enfants terribles. The book is illustrated with Cocteau's own disturbing and powerful drawings."--BOOK JACKET.

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