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Just finished this. What does /lit/ think?
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Just finished this. What does /lit/ think?
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I read it two semesters ago. Stylistically I wasn't a huge fan of it, nor was I fully impressed by it as a standalone work. However, I definitely think it's implications when used as a lens for other works is definitely interesting.

Basically, I think that while there is definitely a lot to be had just from Confessions, I found it more of an enjoyable experience to consider it up against other works that have to do with addictions of all kinds.
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I learned a little bit about De Quincey in my romanticism lecture last semester. The guy's life was hilarious.
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It's pretty obviously the basis for the work of Burroughs, Thompson, Welsh, etc. Besides starting the whole junky pseudo-memoir thing I don't see much else value in it.
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