Penguin Modern Classics: Artificial Paradises: A Drugs Reader

Penguin Modern Classics: Artificial Paradises: A Drugs Reader by Various

By: Various

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ISBN
9780141181158
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
416
Dimensions
135 x 216mm

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Taking Baudelaire's now famous title as its own, this anthology reveals the diverse roles mind-altering drugs have played throughout history. It brings together a multiplicity of voices to explore the presence - both secret and public - of drugs in the overlapping dialogues of science and religion, pleasure and madness, individualism and social control. From Apuleius' Golden Ass to Hunter S. Thompson's frenzied Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, via Sartre's nightmarish experiences with mescaline and Walter Benjamin's ecstatic wanderings on hashish, Artificial Paradises is packed full of the weird, the wonderful and the shocking.
'This is a superb anthology - scholarly, penetrative, mind-expanding. It's probably the best of its kind.'
Ian McEwan
ISBN:
9780141181158
Publication Date:
01 / 12 / 1999
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
135 x 216mm

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