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Spotlight on…Thomas De Quincey

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‘Nobody will last long who deals with much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion’ – Thomas de Quincey,┬áConfessions of an English Opium Eater. Addict, eccentric, outcast. This is how Thomas de Quincey is often remembered by biographers. But what other legacy has De Quincey left? Foremost, De Quincey produced one of the most enduring …