The Artificial Paradises in French Literature

I. The Influence of Opium and Hashish on the Literature of French Romanticism and Les Fleurs du Mal

The Artificial Paradises in French Literature

212 pp., 6 x 9, notes, bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9084-4
    Published: January 1969

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This is a study that traces the influence of drugs on French literature. The first three chapters acquaint the reader with various aspects of the use and effect of opium and hashish. Later chapters analyze the influence on the works of various writers of the period, particularly Baudelaire.