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Published by Litmus in Salt Lake City .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Statementby Charles Potts & [covers and ill. by] Rbt. McNealy.
ContributionsMcNealy, Robert.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3566.O73 O6
The Physical Object
Pagination[38] p. :
Number of Pages38
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4882282M
ISBN 100915214164, 0915214156
LC Control Number76011042

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Abstract. In The Opium Must Go Thru, Charles Potts' "potty" poetic prose puns away in an irreverential anti-civilization protest against everything that is new-old to sublime the old-new - but the dark and light of Yin and Yang are the same that bothered Shakespeare in his day. This book, as the drawings by Robert McNealy illustrate, is a mad socio-economic Author: Anita Flanders Rebello. In The Opium Must Go Thru, Charles Potts' "potty" poetic prose puns away in an irreverential anti-civilization protest against everything that is new-old to sublime the old-new - but the dark and light of Yin and Yang are the same that bothered Shakespeare in his day. This book, as the drawings by Robert McNealy illustrate. Too much time is spent on other characters who go nowhere (Though the fate of the female ex-journalist character, his opium supplier, is devastating). Landing somewhere between a New Yorker article and a full-blown non-fiction tome, this expensive book is good but a bit over-priced and falls short of greatness owing to problems of pacing and /5(). Known to mankind since prehistoric times, opium is arguably the oldest and most widely used narcotic. Opium: A History traces the drug's astounding impact on world culture-from its religious use by prehistoric peoples to its influence on the imaginations of the Romantic writers; from the earliest medical science to the Sino-British opium wars. And, in the present day, as/5.

Charles Potts (born Aug ) is an American counter-culture poet. He is sometimes referred to as a projectivist poet and was mentored by Edward in rural Mackay, Idaho, Potts left Pocatello, Idaho and Idaho State University in the mid 60s and set out for Seattle, Mexico, and ultimately the location where he rose to literary prominence: the counter cultural hotbed of Berkeley. Patrick Ferguson drove all the way from Spokane to Yakima to hear Potts read because he found a used copy of The Opium Must Go Thru in a bookstore and said, “it was the first thing I’d ever read that made me think of the things I was trying to get out of my own head.” i think this is what he does—speak up for what is subtle in us. he. The opium gum may be crudely refined and smoked (e.g., "brown sugar") or converted to morphine and heroin. Growers usually make more for opium than for other crops, and the cultivation and refining employ hundreds of thousands of people, but the real profits go to the drug traffickers. Known to mankind since prehistoric times, opium is arguably the oldest and most widely used narcotic. Opium: A History traces the drug's astounding impact on world culture-from its religious use by prehistoric peoples to its influence on the imaginations of the Romantic writers; from the earliest medical science to the Sino-British opium wars. And, in the present day, as the addict population 3/5(3).

Afghanistan has been the world's leading illicit opium producer since Afghanistan's opium poppy harvest produces more than 90% of illicit heroin globally, and more than 95% of the European supply. More land is used for opium in Afghanistan than is used for coca cultivation in Latin America. In , 93% of the non-pharmaceutical-grade opiates on the world market originated in Afghanistan.   A book, Chinatown Inside Out, tells of fake opium dens operated in cahoots with tourist-bus companies to offer a bit of “false local color.” (As for false local color, the book’s author. At the beginning of the 19th century, opium was widely used as an everyday remedy for common ailments. By the s, it was classified as a dangerous drug. In an examination of the social context of drug taking in Victorian England, the book explains this decisive change in attitude. This revised edition examines how and why restrictive policies were put in place in the early decades of the 5/5(1). Known to mankind since prehistoric times, opium is arguably the oldest and most widely used narcotic. Opium: A History traces the drug's astounding impact on world culture-from its religious use by prehistoric peoples to its influence on the imaginations of the Romantic writers; from the earliest medical science to the Sino-British opium wars. And, in the present day, as the addict population /5(35).