The Diary of His Cure
Peter Owen Publishers, Paperback, 9780720608007, 220pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2001
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The literary and cinematic legend gives his no-holds-barred account of a dangerous addictionIn this classic study Cocteau vividly describes his extraordinary experiences while taking opium, the drug to which he owed his "perfect hours" but which, inevitably, exacted its price. It also contains reminiscences of some of Cocteau's closet friends, including Nijinsky and Marcel Proust, and provides revealing insights into the creation of such masterpieces as "Orphee" and "Les Enfants Terribles.
About the Author
Jean Cocteau is regarded as one of France's greatest men of arts and letters. A multi-faceted talent and arecipient of the Legion d'honneur, he achieved distinction as a poet, playwright, and critic as well as an artist, illustrator, composer, actor, and internationally acclaimed filmmaker. Hewas the author of"La Belle et la Bete," "Les Enfants Terribles," " "and "Thomas the Impostor.""