- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- Park Street Press,U.S.
- Palmer, Cynthia
- Illustrations, ports.
- 252 x 202 x 17 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 767 g
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Sisters of the Extreme
Women Writing on the Drug Experience, Including Charlotte Bronte, Louisa May Alcott, Anais Nin, Maya Angelou, Billie Holiday, Nina Hagen, Carrie Fisher, and Others229Skickas inom 7-10 vardagar.
Gratis frakt inom Sverige över 159 kr för privatpersoner.An anthology of writings by some of the most influential women in history on the often misunderstood and misrepresented female drug experience. * With great honesty, bravery, and frankness, women from diverse backgrounds write about their drug experiences. Women have been experimenting with drugs since prehistoric times, and yet published accounts of their views on the drug experience have been relegated to either antiseptic sociological studies or sensationalized stories splashed across the tabloids. The media has given us an enduring, but inaccurate, stereotype of a female drug user: passive, addicted, exploited, degraded, promiscuous. But the selections in this anthology-- penned by such famous names as Billie Holiday, Anais Nin, Maya Angelou, and Carrie Fisher-- show us that the real experiences of women are anything but stereotypical. "Sisters of the Extreme" provides us with writings by women from diverse occupations and backgrounds, from prostitute to physician, who through their use of drugs dared cross the boundaries set by society-- often doing so with the hope of expanding themselves and their vision of the world. Whether with LSD, peyote, cocaine, heroine, MDMA, or marijuana, these women have sought to reach, through their experimentation, other levels of consciousness. Sometimes their quests have brought unexpected rewards, other times great suffering and misfortune. But wherever their trips have left them, these women have lived courageously-- if sometimes dangerously-- and written about their journeys eloquently.
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"Sisters of the Extreme is a great collection and well worth a read, for those who like great literature and who are interested in Woman/Gender Studies."--Psychedelic Press UK, January 2013
Longtime drug historians, Cynthia Palmer and Michael Horowitz are the directors of the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library, the nation's largest private collection of drug literature. They are also the editors of "Moksha: Aldous Huxley's Classic Writings on Psychedelics" and "the Visionary Experience." Mr. Horowitz is the editor of Timothy Leary's "Chaos and Cyberculture" and a bibliography of his writings.