'I can not muster a fiddle': De Quincey, Lamb, Opium and Addiction

Kitson, Peter ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8947-4859 (2023) 'I can not muster a fiddle': De Quincey, Lamb, Opium and Addiction. In: The Coleridge Bulletin. Friends of Coleridge, London, pp. 35-55. ISBN 0968-0551 (In Press)

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This essay discusses the different associations of opium in the Romantic period. Whereas for De Quincey, opium, taken in the form of laudanum, had a transformative effect upon his writing, leading to terrible dependency, for Charles Lamb, opium was a drug and medicine associated not with creativity but his mundane work as a clerk for the East India Company in London

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Research Group
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2023 08:30
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2023 08:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/92856

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