The Annotated Hasheesh Eater

  • Title: The Annotated Hasheesh Eater
  • Author: Fitz Hugh Ludlow David M. Gross
  • ISBN: 9781434809865
  • Page: 158
  • Format: paperback
  • The Annotated Hasheesh Eater The Hasheesh Eater is an autobiographical book by Fitz Hugh Ludlow first published in that describes Ludlow s bizarre hallucinations and philosophical flights of fancy while he was using a cann
    The Hasheesh Eater is an autobiographical book by Fitz Hugh Ludlow, first published in 1857, that describes Ludlow s bizarre hallucinations and philosophical flights of fancy while he was using a cannabis extract It is Ludlow s best known book.In The Hasheesh Eater Ludlow describes the cannabis user as one who is reaching for the soul s capacity for a broader being, deepThe Hasheesh Eater is an autobiographical book by Fitz Hugh Ludlow, first published in 1857, that describes Ludlow s bizarre hallucinations and philosophical flights of fancy while he was using a cannabis extract It is Ludlow s best known book.In The Hasheesh Eater Ludlow describes the cannabis user as one who is reaching for the soul s capacity for a broader being, deeper insight, grander views of Beauty, Truth and Good than she now gains through the chinks of her cell, but he concludes with a warning Ho there pass by I have tried this way it leads at last into poisonous wildernesses.

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    About Fitz Hugh Ludlow David M. Gross


    1. Fitz Hugh Ludlow, sometimes seen as Fitzhugh Ludlow, was an American author, journalist, and explorer best known for his autobiographical book The Hasheesh Eater 1857.


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    1. THE HASHEESH EATER. (1857). Fitz Hugh Ludlow. ****.Ludlow was a writer of poetry, essays, travel literature, and this book on his experiences with hasheesh. It was originally published a year earlier in Putnam’s magazine. The book itself was a best seller of the times, going through several editions fairly rapidly. Ludlow was a member of the Bohemian group that gathered in Pfeffer’s Bar in NYC. I first learned of him after reading “Rebel Souls” by Justin Martin. In this book, he tells of [...]

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    2. You know "that guy" you've met at parties who just discovered mushrooms and is really, really keen on telling everybody how spiritual and interconnected and alive he felt on his first drug trip? Well, imagine "that guy" had a poet's tongue and a couple of genuinely interesting insights and you'll have an idea of what to expect reading this book. I was impressed with how engaging the text is, given that it was published in 1857. The language is grand and flowery and rich, though the narrative gro [...]

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    3. “I recommend the Annotated Hasheesh Eater, edited by David Gross. Ludlow is outrageously erudite, sprinkling his drug tale with references to Hindu mythology, ancient Chinese folk medicine, and tenth-century Welsh royalty. Gross turns what could be maddening into a pleasure by providing helpful notations that explain the arcana.”― Justin MartinRebel Souls Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians (2014)

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    4. Our American DeQuincey! Fitz Hugh Ludlow is more lurid and much more hallucinatory in his writings. Great stuff!

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    5. Kirja kuvailee kirjoittajan huumekokemuksia hassiksen kanssa. Kirja on kirjoitettu 1800-luvun puolivälissä ja se näkyy lauserakenteissa, jotka ovat välillä hiukan koukeroisia. Kirjasta oppii englannin kielen vanhaa sanastoa, itse jouduin vähän väliä googlaamaan sanojen merkityksiä.Tekstinä tämä on todella uuvuttavaa ja toisteista, kirjoittaja kuvailee kokemuksiaan romanttisella ja polveilevalla tyylillä. Jaksoin lukea puoleenväliin ja sitten tuli tunne, että tämä on nyt nähty. [...]

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    6. This book teetered between tedium and hilarity. On one hand, Ludlow's florid descriptions of his "fantasias" while on hashish were as purple, lush, and wild as could be imagined. It was also hilarious to note how the annoying things about getting high on marijuana--dry mouth, paranoia, high suggestibility--know no historical bounds. Ludlow was possibly the most irritating stoner friend ever, as he was wont to call up his buddies at 4AM when too much hashish made him think the devil was about to [...]

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    7. Mr Ludlow spent his time acquiring potent over-the-counter hasheesh from the local apothecary, reading extracurricular amounts of oriental & ancient literature and mathematics, and tripping his balls out.The book that resulted from these activities consists of fantastic descriptions of his visions and apparently deep thoughts on the state of our being. What is brought over to the reader is over-lengthy prose verging on self-evident drivel, while his occasional genius still manages to seep to [...]

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    8. Meh. If you've never read a drug-induced prattle, this isn't the worst. At least it's not pretending it's novel. It is however pretending it's a faithful recollection and is obvious in wanting to be a rendering of the Arabian Nights. Shrug.

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    9. American romanticist account of the world through hasheesh trips; useful time period study as well as one of the first famous American drug-literature books. (Currently reading for a project)

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    10. siirretty hyllyyn ei-jaksa-lukia, ja erittäin hyvästä syystä

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