Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Opium. Jurnalul unei dezintoxicări” as Want to Read:
Opium. Jurnalul unei dezintoxicări
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Opium. Jurnalul unei dezintoxicări

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  378 ratings  ·  27 reviews
În decembrie 1928, Jean Cocteau, dependent de opium, este internat la clinica din Saint-Cloud pentru dezintoxicare. Aici va scrie în şaptesprezece zile faimoasa carte Les Enfants terribles (Copiii teribili). Şi tot aici ţine acest jurnal, publicat în 1930.
Opiomanul Jean Cocteau scrie şi desenează, aceste două activităţi însemnând pentru el acelaşi act creator. Astfel, sub
...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published 2007 by Grupul Editorial Art (first published 1930)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Opium. Jurnalul unei dezintoxicări, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Opium. Jurnalul unei dezintoxicări

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 1,002)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Steve
When Raymond Radiguet (1903-1923) died of typhoid fever contracted during an African trip with Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), Cocteau was inconsolable. Eventually he resorted to opium to find some relief and became addicted. This addiction continued for several years, weakening and enervating him. Nonetheless, he managed to write Les enfants terribles and La voix humaine, among others, during this time. But it was making him ill, and he decided to place himself in physicians' hands in order to kick t ...more
Bill
this book is supposed to be a diary of cocteau's cure from opium addiction. first of all, it is not really a diary. rather it is a series of musings, most of which are only a short paragraph long, many of which have nothing to do with opium. for example, he talks about other french writers such as proust and roussell, and the russian film director eisenstein, and while these asides are interesting, they have nothing to do with the supposed subject at hand.he also has, in fact, almost nothing to ...more
Tosh
Nikki Sixx - fuck him. This is the real drug diary of all drug diaries. Cocteau dealing with his Opium habit. Now that's rock n' roll.
L.S.
Jul 10, 2010 L.S. rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010
"Un stil care sa nu se nasca decat dintr-o sectiune taiata prin mine, dintr-o incremenire a gandului prin trecerea brutala de la interior la exterior. Cu aceea oprire naucita a taurului cand iese in arena. Sa-ti expui fantomele tasnirii unei fantani impietritoare, sa nu inveti sa migalesti obiecte ingenioase, ci sa impietresti din zbor orice lucru inform care iese din tine. Sa dai volum conceptelor".

Ce diferenta de viziune asupra actului creator fata de scriitorii contemporani.
Tris
Očekávala jsem lehké odpočinkové a mírně bizarní čtení a netušila jsem přitom, jak důležité se pro mě tyto zápisky později stanou. Rozhodně bych to nenazvala jako nějakou přelomovou, osudovou knihu celé společnosti, to ne. Není to nic víc, než se píše - deník jedné detoxikace. Útržkovité poznámky, které mě až místy zarážely, jak moc se často podobají těm mým. Není to žádná snaha o vyburcování toho, jak je opium špatné, jak je detoxikace nutná, nebo její podrobné líčení. Někdy až naopak. Není v t ...more
Deee
Opium is a very strange book. It’s not just about Cocteau the addict and his journey to be cured. It’s more about the journey of the artist, the artist’s mind. It shows one way one can surpass the train of life and death and fly on the magic carpet. It’s about life, death, and what’s in between. It shows how writing and drawing and any form of art could be an escape from the pains in the world , the addiction to create, and the disappointment which overwhelms one when they’re no longer able to c ...more
Branden William
Jean Cocteau's 'Opium: The Diary of a Cure' is a word montage of opium-riddled epigrams, in the style of Oscar Wilde. Contrary to the run-of-the-mill memoirs of a drug-addled dabbler, Cocteau paints a portrait that only a poet can draw. The Opium diaries being a microcosm of Cocteau, many of his favorite themes recur within these pages, as well as reminiscent friendships with French artists such as Raymond Roussel and Luis Buñuel. Cocteau evokes similarities to Thomas De Quincy's 'Confessions of ...more
Adelina Gabriela
Cât am citit "Jurnalul.." lui Cocteau m-am tot gândit la Hemingway: "Write drunk, edit sober". Probabil că m-am aşteptat mai mult la despicarea firului în patru, meditaţii asupra scrumierei pline sau alte chestii asemănătoare. Totuşi, un jurnal e un jurnal şi ceea ce conţine el depinde de cel care-l scrie.
Autorul reuşeşte să redea, însă, toate stările sufleteşti care îl încearcă de-a lungul şederii la clinica Saint Cloud, părând foarte lucid în fiecare fragment al însemnărilor sale.

"Să creezi:
...more
Anne Marie
On ne parle pas beaucoup d'opium dans ce livre,pas mal de choses inintéressante ,beaucoup de poétique et heureusement tellement bien ecrit
Patricia Caddy
I felt his pain and confusion between comfort and the lack of. His Words have awoken my senses.
Kaya Erdinç
I would only try opium in order to make some sense out of ORPHÉE (1950).
d.

" pisac vezhba svoj duh. takav trening skoro da ne dopushta bilo kakvo bavljenje sportskim aktivnostima. on zahteva patnju, padove, lenjost, slabost, neuspehe, zamor, zhalost, nesanicu - vezhbu suprotnu od one koja snazhi telo.

pitam se kako ljudi mogu da pishu knjige o zhivotu pesnika, kada ni sami pesnici ne bi mogli da pishu o sopstvenom zhivotu. u njemu je suvishe tajne, suvishe istinitih lazhi, sve je suvishe zamrsheno. datumi se preklapaju, godine se brkaju. sneg se topi, stopala dobijaju k
...more
Anja Weber
It is not just book about detocsication , it is book about everything, art, imagination, literature and small history of clinic. This maybe best book of Cocteu..because it is result of provocation..I have enjoyed in each page..If you exspect to read about real purification you would not find this..this is book about addiction in positive sense..But really zou should not try opium to be such writer..Coctault was unic for his time..and period as personality..Opium was a part of mazbe experiment..e ...more
Sara Gray
I picked this up at a used book sale in Honomu due to it being mentioned many times in Opium Fiend. More of a collection of aphorisms and impressions than a straight-ahead story or essay, this memoir was a mixed bag. The parts about opium were interesting enough, but there were many more parts about Cocteau's theories about aesthetics and French literature, all of which did just as good a job as opium would have at putting me to sleep.
Dan
In addition to Cocteau’s insights into the logic of opium and addiction, there are passages on filmmaker Luis Buñuel, on Sigmund Freud, on dreams, on surrealist coincidences. The book includes, surprisingly, a series of amusing anecdotes about dogs.
علی
The experience of Cocteau’s recovery from opium addiction in 1929, what sometimes remarks on his current thoughts about other people and things in his world. His descriptions and criticisms include references to his own works or to the climate of the period and offer a stunning look at his own thoughts in this extraordinary moment. It was a brilliand read…
Pol
Feb 20, 2008 Pol rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
"El decir a un fumador en estado continuo de euforia que se está degradando equivale a decirle a un pedazo de mármol que está siendo deteriorado por Miguel Ángel, a un pedazo de tela que está siendo manchado por Rafael, a una hoja de papel que está siendo emborronada por Shakespere o al silencio que está siendo interrumpido por Bach."

Pete daPixie
Can't review this one really, it's just too long ago when I read the book. It's just that this is one I can remember reading.
I think I was smoking the same cigarettes as Jean at the time. Can't remember if my copy was illustrated?
Dr. Carl Ludwig Dorsch
Mar 13, 2010 Dr. Carl Ludwig Dorsch marked it as curious-about  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: texts-sought


Cannot find a copy; also would like verification this is essentially the same as "Opium: The Diary of an Addict" translated by Ernest Boyd and published by Longmans, Green & Co. of New York.



Bruno
It's an amazing diary of recovery from Opium addiction. Cocteau's writings about his recovery and the drawings in the book are simply stunning. I enjoyed this book. This is one of Cortazar's favorite books.
m. soria
yeah, i'm pretty sure this book would be of no use actually quitting heroine, but cocteau is an amazing artist.
Carly
Oct 12, 2007 Carly marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Sounds Like A really Good book..Im going to read it..!
Janis Ian
A beautiful book by a beautiful writer.
Suzanne
Oct 16, 2007 Suzanne rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the exquisite corpse
excellent drug diary.
Irem
Irem marked it as to-read
Jan 29, 2015
Ioana
Ioana marked it as to-read
Jan 28, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 33 34 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Pages from the Goncourt Journals
  • Opium: A History
  • La Bâtarde
  • Last Nights of Paris
  • Opium: A Portrait of the Heavenly Demon
  • Saint Genet: Actor and Martyr
  • Artificial Paradises
  • The Thief's Journal
  • A Night of Serious Drinking
  • Mademoiselle de Maupin
  • Force Of Circumstance
  • Cain's Book
  • The Banquet Years: The Origins of the Avant-Garde in France, 1885 to World War I
  • Four Trials
  • How I Wrote Certain of My Books
  • Milton in America
  • On Hashish
  • Novels in Three Lines
23993
Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright and filmmaker. Along with other Surrealists of his generation (Jean Anouilh and René Char for example) Cocteau grappled with the "algebra" of verbal codes old and new, mise en scène language and technologies of modernism to create a paradox: a classical a ...more
More about Jean Cocteau...
The Holy Terrors The Infernal Machine and Other Plays The White Book (Le Livre Blanc) The Difficulty of Being Les Parents Terribles

Share This Book

“Living is a horizontal fall.” 879 likes
“Lack of manners is the sign of a hero.” 22 likes
More quotes…