Short Treatise on the Joys of Morphinism (Paperback)Hans Fallada (author)
Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 15/02/2011
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'...I stare at the coffee I poured myself, and I think: caffeine is a poison that stimulates the heart. There are plenty of instances of people killing themselves with coffee, hundreds and thousands of them. Caffeine is a deadly poison, maybe almost as deadly as morphine. Why didn't it ever occur to me before: coffee is my friend!' Drawing on Hans Fallada's own history of addiction, these two stories and are written with a remarkable, tough, spartan clarity. As a man desperately, haplessly tries to get enough morphine to make it through the day and a drunk embezzler struggles to get himself arrested, they are at one second crushing, the next darkly comic. This book includes A Short Treatise on the Joys of Morphinism and Three Years of Life.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 56 g
Dimensions: 161 x 111 x 6 mm
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