Literature and drugs: Confessions of an English Opium Eater - FULLY BOOKED
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Manchester born and bred, author Thomas de Quincey first published his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater in 1821. It detailed the pains and pleasures of taking opium, and forged a lasting connection between drugs and literature. Literature expert Sharon Ruston gives an introduction to the text, de Quincey and to the medical understanding of opium addiction at this time. In the workshop, we will discuss passages of de Quincey’s text.