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Narcotics: Nicotine, Alcohol, Cocaine, Peyote, Morphine, Ether + Appendices

(Witkacy - Dzieła zebrane #12)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  285 ratings  ·  12 reviews
In the vein of the well-known drug writings of De Quincey and Baudelaire from a century earlier and those of his contemporaries Walter Benjamin and Jean Cocteau – and foreshadowing the later writings of Aldous Huxley and Carlos Castaneda on psychoactive drugs – Witkacy composed Narcotics in 1930 to discuss and document not only his own experimentation with different substa ...more
Hardcover, 1st, 198 pages
Published February 12th 2018 by Twisted Spoon Press (first published 1932)
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Pečivo
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Panu Witkiewitzovi někdo hrozně ublížil a proto musel sepsat tuhle sebeobhajující esejovinu. Kapitoly rozděleny podle návykových látek nejsou nikterak zábavné, u tvrdších drog popisuje detailně svoje halucinace aniž by opoměl kritizovat svoje kritiky za to, jak mu křivdí. Navíc svoji exkurzi končí před kokainem - to nechá napsat svýho kámíka, protože on přece není feťák! Slyšíte to, kritici?!

Každej ví, že nejtvrdší drogy jsou sport, láska a přátelství - o tom ale nepadne v knize ani slovo. Za to
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Blazz J
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kids, don't do drugs! Pisatelj sicer postane kolateralna škoda lastnih preizkusov, a nekdo se je moral žrtvovati, da pove, kako je pisat zadet.
Seabeast
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Religion and art once served to shield the eyes from the Eternal Mystery, the dazzling glare coming from the black abyss of Being."

I stumbled upon Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz’s Narcotics at the beginning of this year while researching the psychedelic alkaloid mescaline, as well as reading about experiences that people have had using the substance. I’m a massive fan of Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception so after taking a bit of a dive through Wikipedia articles surrounding both it and the a
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Radek Gabinek
No i przyszła w końcu i pora na spotkanie z Witkacym. Długo mi zeszło...to fakt, ale muszę przyznać, że cieszę się że dopiero teraz po niego sięgam. Dlaczego? Bo wcześniej nie miałem cierpliwości, która pozwoliła by mi przebrnąć przez pierwsze rozdziały tej książki. Na początku bowiem wieje nudą i to dość konkretnie. Ile można słuchać rozważań na temat alkoholu i papierosów, zwłaszcza jeśli temat się dobrze zna.Słuchałem jednak cierpliwie ( audiobook do biegania ) i w końcu Witkacy przechodzi do ...more
Michał
"Papierosik i wódeczka, te dwa pozorne niewiniątka, kryjące pod maskami przyjemnych dziewczynek zgniłe mordy najbardziej zakazanych prostytutek." dla śmiania się na głos i poznania pejotlowych wizji autora polecam
Lukáš Palán
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: polish
Tato kniha by se mohla jmenovat Zápisky z Paliho dovolené v Chorvatsku.
Anthony Murawski
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Surprising

This is the first time I have read anything by Witkiewicz. His opinions were entirely the opposite of what I expected to read. For anyone who has not yet started smoking, drinking alcohol, using cocaine, morphine or ether, or who has not yet become addicted, I strongly recommend reading this book. I smoked three packs of cigarettes per day from age 18 to 24, and drank heavily for a few years in my early twenties (I am now 53), and concur with everything Witkiewicz has to say about thos
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Dzi  Głowacka
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tak było
Vojtěch
Avantgardní narkotikové a brusné influencerství.
Sajki
Mar 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Przeczytane ponownie po latach.

W normalnym kraju podobna książka mogłaby spokojnie być lekturą szkolną. Doskonała prezentacja szkodliwości i daremności popularnych, akceptowanych kulturowo, legalnych narkotyków.
Sebastian Wilk
3,5. Myślałem, że przeczytam o tym jak wygląda proces twórczy pod wpływem jednego z najtęższych i najciekawszych polskich umysłów, a trafiła mi się niemal nietzscheańska krytyka każdej powszechnie dostępnej używki.
Martyna Rogozik
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Witkacy w roli testera. Książka bez specjalnych walorów stylistycznych, jednakże ciekawi w niej próba zapisu galopujących myśli po spożyciu pejotla.
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Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (24 February 1885 – 18 September 1939), commonly known as Witkacy, was a Polish writer, painter, philosopher, playwright, novelist, and photographer active in the interwar period.
Born in Warsaw, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz was a son of the painter, architect and an art critic Stanisław Witkiewicz. His mother was Maria Pietrzkiewicz Witkiewiczowa. Both of his parents wer
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