La Nuit de Haschich et d’opium. by MAGRE, Maurice.

La Nuit de Haschich et d’opium. by MAGRE, Maurice.

~ La Nuit de Haschich et d’opium. [Chartres]: Ernest Flammarion, [imp, Durand, 1930].

16mo (173 × 130 mm), pp. 131, [7], with decorative blue text borders. Uncut in original wrappers. Glassine cover slightly stained, otherwise excellent.

Second edition (lower cover giving ‘sixième mille, first published 1929). A drug-inspired spiritualist novella by Magre (1877-1941), which takes place between the world of dreams and reality. Magre had lived a colourful and bohemian life, Figaro remarking in 1924: ‘Magre est un anarchiste, un individualiste, un sadique, un opiomane. Il a tous les défauts, c’est un très grand écrivain. Il faut lire son œuvre’. After 1919 he became a devotee of the theosophist teachings of Madame Blavatsky.

Keywords: drugs, french, literature
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