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Confessions of an English Opium Eater

John Cooper Clarke explores Thomas de Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater, and discovers how this addiction memoir avoids the cliches of modern 'misery-lit'.

Performance poet John Cooper Clarke explores Thomas de Quincey's autobiographical classic Confessions of an English Opium Eater, and discovers how his fellow Mancunian's addiction memoir avoids the cliches of modern 'misery-lit' in favour of something much more unsentimental and psychologically complex.

30 minutes

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Presenter John Cooper Clarke
Series Producer Bill MacLeod
Executive Producer Richard Bright
Producer Maurice O'Brien
Director Maurice O'Brien

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