Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Baudelaire in Chains: A Portrait of the Artist as a Drug Addict (Hardback)
  • Baudelaire in Chains: A Portrait of the Artist as a Drug Addict (Hardback)
zoom

Baudelaire in Chains: A Portrait of the Artist as a Drug Addict (Hardback)

(author)
£22.50
Hardback 220 Pages / Published: 01/11/2003
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
It is commonly known that Baudelaire used opium. Many writers have described him as being addicted to the drug, but few biographers, Frank Hilton argues, have fully understood the effect of opiate addiction on personality, and, in the case of Baudelaire, the extent to which it damaged his life and work. It is a subject that is usually treated as some kind of bolt-on extra. In this fascinating and original contribution to Baudelaire studies Hilton contends that the drug is at the root of ALL Baudelaire's problems, and in particular his chronic inability to apply himself to any prolonged creative work which constantly tormented him. Unquestionably there is significantly more to Baudelaire than his opium addiction. But a proper awareness of what it did to the poet helps to illuminate those puzzling aspects of his life and behaviour that were not previously understood. Written with the general reader in mind, Baudelaire in Chains will give those who know little or nothing about him a comprehensive picture of his life. To those who know a great deal it will present him in an unexpected light. Most of Baudelaire's works have been made available in English, including several award-winning translations over the last decade. However there have been only 2 major biographies of Baudelaire in the last 20 years: by Joanna Richardson (John Murray, 1994) and Pichois and Ziegler (Hamish Hamilton, 1989). Neither title is currently in print and neither deals with Baudelaire's opium addiction.

Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
ISBN: 9780720611809
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 138 x 126 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

A History of the World in 21 Women
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
A Street Cat Named Bob
Added to basket
Testament Of Youth
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
Added to basket
The Little Book of Bob
Added to basket
On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures
Added to basket
A Better Me
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Talking with Serial Killers
Added to basket
Rebel Prince
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Red Notice
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Elon Musk
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Calypso
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Leon and June: Our Story
Added to basket
£16.99   £12.99
Hardback
Bernard Who?
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Rise Up
Added to basket
£16.99   £12.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.