Download e-book for kindle: A Genealogy of the Modern Self: Thomas De Quincey and the by Alina Clej

By Alina Clej

ISBN-10: 0804723931

ISBN-13: 9780804723930

As this book's identify indicates, its major argument is that Thomas De Quincey's literary output, that's either a symptom and an impact of his addictions to opium and writing, performs a tremendous and usually unacknowledged function within the improvement of recent and modernist kinds of subjectivity. whilst, the e-book indicates that intoxication, no matter if within the strict clinical feel or in its much less technical that means ("strong excitement," "trance," "ecstasy"), is valuable to the ways that modernity, and literary modernity specifically, features and defines itself. In either its theoretical and functional implications, intoxication symbolizes and sometimes involves represent the of the alienated artist within the age of the marketplace. The ebook additionally deals new readings of the Confessions and a few of De Quincey's posthumous writings, in addition to a longer research of his particularly overlooked diary. The dialogue of De Quincey's paintings additionally elicits new insights into his dating with William and Dorothy Wordsworth, in addition to his imaginary funding in Coleridge.

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