Note: This review is based on the Citadel Press Edition, translation and introduction by Stacy Diamond. All photographs are in the public. From Les Paradis Artificiels (Artificial Paradises), Baudelaire’s book on hashish, a drug he referred to as “the playground of the seraphim”. At the time of its release in , Charles Baudelaire’s Artificial Paradises (Les Paradis Artificiels) met with immediate praise. One of the most important French.

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Baudelaire penned his first piece on the lyrical nature of intoxication in Un viaggio attraverso la debolezza dell’uomo, che per elevarsi o per guarire dai propri mali deve cedere all’hascisc paradisee all’oppio. References to this book The Baudelairean cinema: The beginning of this book might be a little discouraging since it describes and lists the aspects and effects of haschish and opium, but then, Baudelaire focuses solely on opium and uses De Quincey’s autobiography as an exemple.

Clearly, opium is not a means to intelligence, however it permits one to use their intellect differently, specifically to provoke fabulous dreams that transcend the banality of everyday life and which further enlighten the user.


Interesting to see how close the affinity between Baudelaire and De Quincey actually was. I would recommend this book to any discerning academic, those with an interest in abnormal psychology, or anybody who would merely like to add a grand number of new words to their vocabulary.

Quotes from Les Paradis artif Jan 19, Bernardo Mozelli rated it liked it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kerouac and Music beatdom. In hindsigth, it also gives more to enjoy from the material in Badelaire Spleen de Paris. Here he discovered the work of Edgar Allan Poe, which became an influence on his own poetry. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

My first outing with Charles Baudelaire was several years ago when I stumbled upon his essays on Eugene Delacroix, which I found to be an absorbing artficial into the bohemian world of nineteenth century Paris. Baudelaire analyzes the motivation of the addict, and the individual psychedelic experience of the user. At first it is a certain hilarity, absurdly artidicial, which possesses you. Charles Baudelaire, – Charles Baudelaire had perhaps had an immeasurable impact on modern poetry.

You don’t have to agree with him except the last two paragraphs of the book. Sounds cloak themselves with colour; colours blossom into music. The demon has invaded you, and any struggle you mount will only serve to accelerate the progress of the affliction. Written with all the lyricism you’d expect of such a poet, and all the due diligence and many hours of personal “research” you’d expect of a Can you imagine this awful sort of man whose paralyzed imagination can no longer function without the benefit of hashish or opium?

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Diva – Jean-Michel Jarre. The first third of this book about hashish is the real meat of the book, with funny, accurate, and occasionally cutting descriptions of marijuana intoxication and the resulting laziness that can come from using it too often.

This review is based on the Citadel Press Edition, translation and introduction by Stacy Diamond. Niet altijd even toegankelijk door referenties aan zijn baudelairre en minder bekende tijdsgenoten, maar prachtige, meestal enigszins verhalende hoofdstukjes die een bijzonder en realistisch beeld van baudelaore leven in de negentiende eeuw oproepen.

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Generally speaking, there are three phases in hashish intoxication, easy enough to distinguish … Most novices, on their first initiation, complain of the slowness of the effects: Though these sentiments jar with baudelaite cannabis enthusiasm, the writing is always lucid and perceptive, and indeed marvellous to read.

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