On Wine and Hashish explores Baudelaire’s notions of the artificial paradises available to all drinkers and drug takers. This cornerstone of the. Set in a modern, urban Paris, the prose pieces in this volume constitute a further exploration of the terrain Baudelaire had covered in his verse masterpiece. Results 1 – 30 of On Wine and Hashish by Baudelaire, Charles and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Another beautiful little book from Hesperus Press. Publisher’s Summary Initially composed for newspaper publication and inspired by Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an Opium Eater, Baudelaire’s musings on wine and hashish provide acute – and fascinating – psychological insight into the mind of the addict.

Baudelaire attempted suicide inan attempt to get attention, and became minorly involved in the French Revolution.

Nov 01, Brian marked it as to-read. The poetry of his experience is difficult to deny.

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I had prior considered him to be all for intoxication and inebriationthus his famous line “Envirez-vous” that he was known for shouting at the top of his lungs when he’d be having absinthe in the Paris cafes He was expelled in I don’t want to spoil your reading experience, but let’s say he provides tremendous insight into wine and hash: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Gautier, writing an essay on the poet, noted that, “It is possible and even probable that Baudelaire did try hascheesh once or twice by way of physiological experiment, but he never made continuous use of it.


Open Preview See a Problem? Dec 30, Suzanne Hill rated it it was amazing. I don’t quite agree with Baudelaire’s proclamations that artificially stimulating the consciousness somehow nullifies the authenticity of the user and hir activities.

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With much of his inheritance squandered, Baudelaire turned to journalism, especially art and literary criticism, the first of which were “Les Salons”. Interesting enough, and some poetic language deployed in this translation, but also nothing mu This is a short collection of essays and one short story by both Gautier the first three and Baudelaire the last onein basically the topics of the title.

Baudelaire will likely prove even better, if more ‘orthodox’ in his pronouncements against. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Showing of 6 reviews. As well as providing an absorbing of nineteenth-century drug use, Hashish, Wine, Opium captures the spirit of French Romanticism, in its struggle to free the mind from the shackles of the humdrum and the conventional, and serves as a fascinating prologue to the psychedelic literature of the following centuries.

On Wine and Hashish is a short, lyrical glimpse into two drugs but mostly explores the effects of hashish. Everything Baudelaire is on display here: I was attending for the first time. Indeed, he barely addresses the phenomenon of addiction, leaving the impression that hashish is more seductive than addictive. On Wine and Hashish asserts the ambivalence of memory, urging To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

It’s hard to balance the two when your research methods conflict with your output method. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Best Books of Mar 17, Ana rated it liked it Shelves: Insightful, timely, and an interesting take, Hesperus hashizh to publish excellent short unknown translations.


The doctor’s face radiated enthusiasm; his eyes glittered, his purple cheeks were aglow, the veins in his temples stood out strongly, and he breathed heavily through dilated nostrils. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Archipelago books does even better with their longer, wider ranging translations, beautifully produced.

Nov 28, Fostergrants rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It is clear that he loved it fucking immensely. He realised that experimenting on oneself with a drug whose nature was to distort sensations and impressions was not enough.

Buadelaire a fellow wine-o, I really appreciate Baudelaire’s little study on the subject matter of the grape and the type of visions one can get from it. His neighbours begin to appear “somewhat strange. But, you know, women are not good at analysis according to Baudelaire, so I could just be totally wrong.

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Other books in this series. The snakiness of the lines is a definitely intelligible language where you read the sorrowing and the passion of their souls.

Besides, he felt much repugnance for that sort of happiness, bought at the chemist’s and taken away in the vest-pocket, and he compared the ecstasy it no to that of a maniac for whom painted canvas and rough drop-scenes take the place of real furniture and gardens balmy with the scent of genuine flowers. Baudelaire then began to study law, at the Ecole de Droit in Paris, but devoted most of his time to debauchery.