"On Wine and Hashish" asserts the ambivalence of memory, urging a union of willpower and sensual pleasure as Baudelaire claims that wine and hashish bring about an escape of narrative time. This characteristic theme anticipates his famous prose poems, "Le Spleen de Paris", in which drunkenness - as provided by wine, poetry, or virtue - is celebrated in remarkable style.Über den Autor:
Charles Baudelaire is one of the greatest French poets. He also penned a number of remarkable prose pieces and critical writings.Margaret Drabble is the author of 'The Millstone', winner of the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize.
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