Les Tribulations D Un Opiomane 1895 1915

Autor: James S. Lee
Publisher: Éditions Intervalles
ISBN: 236956119X
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Partez sur les traces de James S. Lee et revivez ses nombreux périples ! La plupart des écrivains voyageurs ont entendu parler de James S. Lee et de son Underworld of the East, un classique oublié de la littérature de voyage et de la « drug literature » jamais encore traduit en français. Ingénieur des mines en Asie mais né en 1872 dans le Nord de l’Angleterre victorienne, James S. Lee a attendu d’avoir 62 ans pour publier le récit (scandaleux, pour beaucoup) de ses voyages à travers le monde. De l’Inde à l’Indonésie, de la Malaisie à Shanghai, du Brésil au Congo, des bas-fonds portuaires aux jungles tropicales les plus denses, des lupanars secrets aux fumeries d’opium souterraines, le lecteur suit cet élégant et désarmant junkie dans sa recherche effrénée d’expériences interdites. Underworld of the East retrace l’intégralité de ces voyages à travers le monde colonial des années 1895-1915, et offre une vision particulièrement moderne du rapport à la médecine et aux cultures étrangères. Entre deux prises de stupéfiants, le narrateur du récit élabore une esquisse de testament écologique, dresse un procès impitoyable du système colonial de l’intérieur, et témoigne d’une sensibilité aux cultures étrangères particulièrement surprenante dans le Commonwealth victorien déclinant des années 1895-1915. Un véritable carnet de voyages relatant les aventures de l'auteur à travers le monde, entre ses découvertes des empires coloniaux et sa consommation démesurée de drogues EXTRAIT Avant de commencer le déroulement chronologique de mon récit, je dirai quelques mots de l’usage de la drogue en général. Au cours des vingt ans durant lesquels je prenais constamment de multiples substances, diverses personnes, y compris des médecins et des pharmaciens, m’ont demandé comment je pouvais continuer à consommer des drogues pendant si longtemps, et en si grandes quantités, tout en restant en bonne santé. Le récit de mes expériences l’expliquera, et pourra aussi montrer l’usage de la drogue sous un angle entièrement nouveau. Je ne prends plus aucune drogue depuis de nombreuses années, mais durant les vingt ans dont traite ce récit, j’ai fait usage de morphine, de cocaïne, de haschich, d’opium, et de bon nombre d’autres drogues, aussi bien de manière isolée qu’en association les unes avec les autres. CE QU'EN PENSE LA CRITIQUE - "Underworld of the East est à la fois une curiosité littéraire et un livre-culte de la littérature de voyage qui méritait d’être enfin publié en France." (Jean-Claude Perrier, Livres-Hebdo) - "Son témoignage retrace une aventure unique, subversive et dépeignée, digne de figurer parmi les récits de voyages extraordinaires." (Eric Dussert, Le Matricule des Anges) - "Délirantes, drôles, touchantes, voire cinglées, ses tribulations feront le délice des amateurs d’authentiques curiosités." (Nicolas Ungemuth, Le Figaro Magazine) - "Les têtes de chapitres dégagent le parfum d’interdit et d’exotisme qui imprègnent les mémoires de James S. Lee." (François Montpezat, Les Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace)

The Underworld Of The East

Autor: James S. Lee
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780953663118
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Introduction by Mike Jay The remarkable story of James S Lee, a mining engineer from Yorkshire, who around the turn of the 19th century managed to escape from the constrictions of English society and travel in the East. During the course of his adventures he finds himself preoccupied with smoking, swallowing and injecting as many drugs as possible.

Jules Et Jim

Autor: Henri-Pierre Roché
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241215420
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Based on a real-life love triangle and later made into François Truffaut's famous New Wave film, Henri-Pierre Roché's Jules et Jim is a paean to youth set in free-spirited Paris before the First World War. Jules and Jim live a carefree, bohemian existence: they write in cafés, travel when the mood takes them, and share the women they love without jealousy. Like Lucie, flawless, an abbess, and Odile, impulsive, mischievous, almost feral. But it is Kate - with a smile the two friends have determined to follow always, but capricious enough to jump in the Seine from spite - who steals their hearts most thoroughly. Henri-Pierre Roché was in his mid-seventies when he wrote this, his autobiographical debut novel. The inspiration for the legendary film directed by François Truffaut, it captures perfectly with excitement and great humour the tenderness of three people in love with each other and with life. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is translated by Patrick Evans with an introduction by Agnès C. Poirier and an afterword by François Truffaut. Henri-Pierre Roché (1879-1959) was born in Paris. After studying art at the Academie Julian, he became a journalist and art dealer, mixing with the avant-garde artistic set; his friends and acquaintances included the artists Michel Duchamp and Francis Picabia, and in 1905 he introduced Gertrude Stein to Pablo Picasso. In 1916, following his discharge from the French army, Roché went to New York and set up a Dadaist magazine, The Blind Man, with Duchamp and the artist Beatrice Wood. It wasn't until his seventies that he wrote the semi-autobiographical Jules et Jim (1953); his second novel, Les deux anglaises et le continent, was published in 1956. If you enjoyed Jules et Jim, you might like Raymond Radiguet's The Devil in the Flesh, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'A perfect hymn to love and perhaps to life' François Truffaut, director of Jules et Jim and The 400 Blows

Urbain Grandier

Autor: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635221916
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Urbain Grandier was written in the year 1840 by Alexandre Dumas. This book is one of the most popular novels of Alexandre Dumas, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Monsieur Cherami

Autor: Charles Paul De Kock
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434420582
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Charles Paul de Kock (1793-1871) was a French novelist. His stories are mostly of middle-class Parisian life, of guinguettes and cabarets and equivocal adventures of one sort or another. The most famous are Andre le Savoyard and Le Barbier de Paris."

Advances In Sports Cardiology

Autor: A. Pelliccia
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 8847022983
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The original articles included in the present book have primarily been taken from papers presented at the International Advanced Course, more precise the Master on Sports Cardiology, held in Rome from November 27 to December 15 1995 at the School of Sport and Institute of Sport Sciences of the Italian National Olympic Committee. The contributions, written by internationally acknowledged scientists, appeared after extensive and careful revision by the Authors, and represent current and highly profitable scientific material. The incentive to publish this work came from Springer-Verlag, a renowned publi sher, and the articles have been compiled in Advances in Sports Cardiology. The present volume is an easy-to-consult, comprehensive and up-to-date refe rence. Possible future developments in cardiovascular evaluation in athletes have been covered, too. The cardiological evaluation of athletes represents a more than 30 years-old discipline in"Italy, with legal implications, which compel physicians in this field to investigate in each individual athlete the possible, innermost causes of cardiovascular abnormality and to express a circumstantial prognostic asses sment. Cardiologists in this field should have an extensive background in phy siology but should also be aware of the indications and limits of the instrumen tal diagnostic procedures used in clinical practice as well as of the distinction between normal physiological adaptation to exercise and training and a true pathological cardiac process. Hence, sound basis in physiology with a major interest in clinical practice distinguishes sports cardiology as a new and origi nal discipline.

Darling Jim

Autor: Christian Moerk
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805089479
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When two sisters and their aunt are found dead in their suburban Dublin home, it seems that the secret behind their untimely demise will never be known. But then Niall, a young mailman, finds a mysterious diary in the post office's dead-letter bin. From b