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Read online On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts People begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two blockheads to kill and be killed a knife a purse and a dark lane .

In this provocative and blackly funny essay Thomas de Quincey considers murder in a purely aesthetic light and explains how practically every philosopher over the past two hundred years has been murdered insomuch that if a man calls himself a philosopher and never had his life attempted rest assured there is nothing in him .

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Thomas de Quincey s Confessions and an English Opium Eater and Other Writings is available in Penguin Classics by Thomas de Quincey

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On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts
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A masterpiece of autobiography and perhaps the first literary memoir of an addict the Penguin Classics edition of Thomas De Quincey s i Confessions of an English Opium Eater i is edited with an introduction by Barry Milligan br br i Confessions i is a remarkable account of the pleasures and pains of worshipping at the Church of Opium Thomas De Quincey consumed daily large quantities of laudanum at the time a legal painkiller and this autobiography of addiction hauntingly describes his surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings through London along with the nightmares despair and paranoia to which he became prey The result is a work in which the effects of drugs and the nature of dreams memory and imagination are seamlessly interwoven describing in intimate detail the mind altering pleasures and pains unique to opium i Confessions of an English Opium Eater i forged a link between artistic self expression and addiction paving the way for later generations of literary addicts from Baudelaire to James Frey and anticipating psychoanalysis with its insights into the subconscious br br This edition is based on the original serial version of and reproduces two sequels Suspiria de Profundis and The English Mail Coach It also includes a critical introduction discussing the romantic figure of the addict and the tradition of confessional literature and an appendix on opium in the nineteenth century br br Thomas De Quincey studied at Oxford failing to take his degree but discovering opium He later met Coleridge Southey and the Wordsworths From until his death he lived in Edinburgh and made his living from journalism br br If you enjoyed i Confessions of an English Opium Eater i you might like William S Burroughs i Junky i available in Penguin Modern Classics br br De Quincey was one of the first great autobiographers br Jonathan Bate, People begin to see that something more goes to the composition of a fine murder than two blockheads to kill and be killed a knife a purse and a dark lane br br In this provocative and blackly funny essay Thomas de Quincey considers murder in a purely aesthetic light and explains how practically every philosopher over the past two hundred years has been murdered insomuch that if a man calls himself a philosopher and never had his life attempted rest assured there is nothing in him br br Introducing Little Black Classics books for Penguin s th birthday Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics with books from around the world and across many centuries They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan from Tierra del Fuego to th century California and the Russian steppe Here are stories lyrical and savage poems epic and intimate essays satirical and inspirational and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions br br Thomas de Quincey br br Thomas de Quincey s Confessions and an English Opium Eater and Other Writings is available in Penguin Classics, No description available, La vita di Immanuel Kant scrive De Quincey fu notevole non tanto per i suoi avvenimenti quanto per la purezza e la dignit filosofica del suo tenore quotidiano Era un ordine perfetto e infantile dove ogni minuzia della giornata veniva osservata con lo stesso rigore con lo stesso scrupolo di trasparenza che il grande filosofo dedic ai problemi epistemologici Nel corpo minuto di Kant nelle sue maniere austere e amabili vivevano i Lumi giunti al grado pi nobile e penetrante del loro fulgore come in un delicato involucro E un giorno quel perfetto ordine avvert i primi segni del declino Da allora ingaggi una lunga testarda lotta contro le forze della disgregazione Thomas de Quincey collazionando le varie testimonianze di amici sull ultimo periodo della vita di Kant e utilizzando soprattutto quella insieme modesta e rapace di Wasianski ne ha tratto una narrazione che corrisponde agli antichi tratti del sublime Dinanzi al progressivo decadere di quella vita mirabilmente costruita dinanzi alla raccapricciante comicit di certe scene e allo strazio immedicabile di altre viene naturale dire di questo testo in cui convivono come rare volte accade la pi acuminata modernit e un purissimo pathos chi ha lagrime per piangere pianga i The Last Days of Immanuel Kant i qui tradotto per la prima volta in italiano apparve su una rivista il Blackwood s Magazine del febbraio