Opium

The Diary of His Cure

By Jean Cocteau; Crosland Margaret; Margaret Crosland (Translator)
(Peter Owen Publishers, Paperback, 9780720608007, 220pp.)

Publication Date: January 2001

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Description
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 (1889 1963), French writer, artist, poet, and filmmaker; best known for his artistic ballets.



Margaret Crosland is a leading translator from the French and Italian. Her prize-winning biographies include books on Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean Cocteau, Giorgio de Chirico, Madame de Pompadour, and Madame de Sade.
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