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By Alina Clej

As this book's name indicates, its major argument is that Thomas De Quincey's literary output, that's either a symptom and an impression of his addictions to opium and writing, performs an immense and ordinarily unacknowledged function within the improvement of recent and modernist different types of subjectivity. while, the booklet exhibits that intoxication, no matter if within the strict clinical experience or in its much less technical which means ("strong excitement," "trance," "ecstasy"), is vital to the ways that modernity, and literary modernity particularly, capabilities and defines itself. In either its theoretical and functional implications, intoxication symbolizes and sometimes involves represent the situation of the alienated artist within the age of the marketplace. The booklet additionally deals new readings of the Confessions and a few of De Quincey's posthumous writings, in addition to a longer research of his fairly ignored diary. The dialogue of De Quincey's paintings additionally elicits new insights into his courting with William and Dorothy Wordsworth, in addition to his imaginary funding in Coleridge.

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