De Quincey

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De Quincey

Post by k-j » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:22 am

Tried to read Confessions... when I was a teenager, failed miserably. Reading it now aged 34, enjoying it immensely. TdQ seems a very genial and fair-minded chap, slightly precious in his youth but which of us wasn't? He has a great talent for writing plainly yet eloquently, of making the most of saying just what he thinks. And contrary to how I remember it, not at all sentimental. Really looking forward to the other short pieces in the volume I have. Hoping I can finish (it's library) before I leave town next Thursday.
fine words butter no parsnips

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Re: De Quincey

Post by Antcliff » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:26 pm

I've never got round to reading it K-J. I am going off on holiday. You make me think I should take it along.
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Re: De Quincey

Post by David » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:54 pm

I'm reading the second volume of Richard Holmes's biography of Coleridge. Shocking description of the effect of opium addiction on, ahem, the lower digestive system.

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Re: De Quincey

Post by Gbn » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:28 pm

I am very interested on the influence of drugs and alcohol on twentieth century literature...must get round to this book..

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Re: De Quincey

Post by k-j » Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:03 pm

fine words butter no parsnips

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