Keats and opium (Daily Telegraph)

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Keats and opium (Daily Telegraph)

Postby Cath » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:31 am

Now the UK's Telegraph is airing claims by Dr Thomas Dormandy that "opium helped to inspire Keats's great odes". The odes were, he argues, a product of "the magical conspiracy between opium, tuberculosis and God."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/9164151/Brilliant-dreams-were-born-of-the-black-stuff.html

Enough already! I think I'm going to quit reading newspapers altogether and stick solely to books :wink: . I'll be giving Dormandy's book a wide berth.
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Re: Keats and opium (Daily Telegraph)

Postby Saturn » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:09 pm

I think he's possibly confusing Keats with Coleridge...
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