Item description for Del asesinato considerado como una de las bellas artes (Spanish Edition) by Thomas De Quincey...
Londres. Principios del siglo XIX. Una sociedad de admiradores del asesinato, se reune cada vez que se produce un homicidio "interesante", para analizarlo, pero no desde un punto de vista juridico o moral, sino estetico. El asesinato sin compasion de toda un afamilia, sirve para que, mediante una novela, dos jovenes asesinos sean compadecidos e incluso admirados por los lectores.
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Studio: Editorial Lectorum
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2007
Publisher Editorial Lectorum
ISBN 9707321989 ISBN13 9789707321984
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More About Thomas De Quincey
Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859) was an English author and intellectual, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. A number of medical practitioners have speculated on the physical ailments that inspired and underlay De Quincey's resort to opium, and searched the corpus of his autobiographical works for evidence. One possibility is "a mild ... case of infantile paralysis" that he may have contracted from Wordsworth's children. De Quincey certainly had intestinal problems, and problems with his vision - which could have been related: "uncorrected myopic astigmatism ... manifests itself as digestive problems in men." De Quincey also suffered neuralgic facial pain, "trigeminal neuralgia" - "attacks of piercing pain in the face, of such severity that they sometimes drive the victim to suicide." As with many addicts, De Quincey's opium addiction may have had a "self-medication" aspect for real physical illnesses, as well as a psychological aspect. Psychologically, he had what Alethea Hayter has called the "pariah temperament" typical of drug addicts. By his own testimony, De Quincey first used opium in 1804 to relieve his neuralgia; he used it for pleasure, but no more than weekly, through 1812. It was in 1813 that he first commenced daily usage, in response to illness and his grief over the death of Wordsworth's young daughter Catherine. In the periods of 1813-16 and 1817-19 his daily dose was very high, and resulted in the sufferings recounted in the final sections of his Confessions. For the rest of his life his opium use fluctuated between extremes; he took "enormous doses" in 1843, but late in 1848 he went for 61 days with none at all. There are many theories surrounding the effects of opium on literary creation, and notably, his periods of low usage were literarily unproductive.
Thomas de Quincey was born in 1785 and died in 1859.