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The Road of Excess

A History of Writers on Drugs

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$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674017566

Publication Date: 03/15/2005


360 pages

11 halftones, 1 line illustration


  • Prologue
  • 1. Addicted to Nothingness: Narcotics and Literature
  • 2. The Voice of the Blood: Transcendentalism and Anesthetic Revelation
  • 3. The Time of the Assassins: Cannabis and Literature
  • 4. Induced Life: Stimulants and Literature
  • 5. The Imaginal Realms: Psychedelics and Literature
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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