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4.0 out of 5 stars another cocteau classic, 19 Oct 2010
This review is from: Opium, The Diary of His Cure: The Illustrated Diary of His Cure (Paperback)
I used to own a copy of this book when I was student but I was surprised to find it still available. I bought it for my son, who is a surrealist writer and musician. Jean Cocteau was one of those artists who are their own best work. It does not matter whether he is writing about his sexual experiences or his opium addiction (as here); it is the opportunity to share the thoughts of an enigmatic and unique mind for which we should be grateful. Gratitude is due too to Peter Owen for publishing this and other works which most publishers would not consider commercially viable. I would have given it five stars if economic necessity had not so obviously compromised the quality of materials and production.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 14 Dec 2010
This review is from: Opium, The Diary of His Cure: The Illustrated Diary of His Cure (Paperback)
Classic literary accounts of drug experimentation and exploration seem to be back in vogue - there are some good new editions by the likes of Baudelaire and Benjamin, as well as, of course, de Quincey, and this volume from Cocteau is another fascinating account. Recounting the experiences acquired during his recovery from opium addiction in 1929, the writer provides an account that flits from the immediacy of certain moments of the withdrawal process to broader and more reflective thoughts about other figures and things in his contemporary culture. Both as a stylish memoir and as an artistic into an era, this is a rich and rewarding book.
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