Title

Brunonianism, Radicalism, and ‘The Pleasures of Opium’

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

This chapter is from the book Thomas De Quincey: New Theoretical and Critical Directions. The ongoing critical fascination with Thomas De Quincey and the burgeoning recognition of the centrality of his writings to the Romantic age and beyond necessitates a critical examination of De Quincey. In this spirit, ten of the top De Quincey scholars in the world have come together in this volume to engage directly with the immense amount of new information to be published on De Quincey in the past two decades. The book features wide-ranging and incisive assessments of De Quincey as essayist, addict, economist, subversive, biographer, autobiographer, aesthete, innovator, hedonist, and much else.

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