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Natural opium

some travelers" tales

by Johnson, Diane

  • 371 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading

Published by A.A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Foreign countries
    • Subjects:
    • Women novelists -- Fiction,
    • Americans -- Foreign countries -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDiane Johnson.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3560.O3746 N38 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 234 p. ;
      Number of Pages234
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1744989M
      ISBN 100679413464
      LC Control Number92054287

      Pages in category "Natural opium alkaloids" The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().   Parents need to know that The Lord of Opium is a sequel to Nancy Farmer's National Book Award-winning The House of the Scorpion () and should definitely be read in sequence. It's set in a future where the natural environment has nearly been destroyed and drug kingpins rule great swaths of territory in what was once the American southwest.4/5.

      The Opium War (London: Hodder & Stoughton ) ISBN ; The Book of the Back (New York: Hearst Books ) Natural and Supernatural: A History of the Paranormal from the Earliest Times To (London: Hodder & Stoughton ) Natural Medicine (London: Collins ) The Diseases of Civilisation (London: Hodder & Stoughton ). Full of humor and with a nonstop storytelling pull, Natural Opium is a new kind of travel book, pure Diane Johnson.

      NATURAL OPIUM Some Travelers' Tales. By Diane Johnson. The pleasures of this sort of book, of course, depend on the skill and sensibility of the author. It is the grace of her words and the appeal of her thoughts that will persuade us -- or not -- of the value of these journeys. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Natural Opium: Some Travelers' Tales by Diane Johnson (, Hardcover) at the best .


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The book is a bit tricky to follow at times because the author jumps around the timeline a bit because of the sheer scale of things going on. The book isn't as strong in the last two chapters when it tries to explain the significance of The Opium war to the Chinese sense of nationalism and being wronged by the West/5.

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NATURAL OPIUM: Some Travelers' Tales by Diane Johnson | Kirkus Reviews Peevish, polished travel reports by a novelist (Health and Happiness,etc.), biographer (Dashiell Hammett, ), and book critic (Terrorists and Novelists, ).

Opium (poppy tears, with the scientific name: Lachryma papaveris) is the dried latex obtained from the opium poppy (scientific name: Papaver somniferum).Part(s) of plant: Latex.

Natural Opium: Some Travelers' Tales Diane Johnson, Author Alfred A. Knopf $21 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author Buy this book. Johnson's honesty is admirable: Isolation and discomfort are part of the traveler's lot, unacknowledged in the guidebooks.

But most travelers find ways to overcome them, and very few make their readers suffer through the ordeal. Just like natural opium: crystalline images and insights that leave a nasty headache.

Loved his Opium Fiend book, but just found out he died from cancer a few days ago. RIP. November 7th, at pm George Says: When I lived in Thailand we used to go up in the mountains and smoke opium with the hill tribes. They used s proper pipe. But I doubt if they were smoking “chandu”.

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