Snuggly Tales of Hashish and Opium (Paperback)

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By Brian Stableford (Editor)
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"What benevolent demon must I thank for thus surrounding me with mystery, silence, peace and perfumes? O bliss That which we ordinarily call life, even when it can encompass happiness, has nothing to compare with this life beyond life which I have come to understand, and which I savor minute by minute, second by second."-Charles Baudelaire, "The Double Room"
Gathered together in the present volume, edited and translated from the French by Brian Stableford, are sixteen tales of hashish and opium, many of which have never appeared in English before. From the pioneering "The Club of Hashishins" by Th ophile Gautier, to Louis Latourrette's bizarre "The Phantom of Opium," this hallucinogenic sampling of psychotropic fashionability and fin-de-si cle exoticism, with its quasi-autobiographical accounts of smoking dens and decadent forays into dreams and visions, will be a welcome addition to all drug libraries, and of the greatest interest to any connoisseur of psychoactive literature.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781645250401
ISBN-10: 1645250407
Publisher: Snuggly Books
Publication Date: September 8th, 2020
Pages: 296
Language: English