On the Road with Penguin Classics
Confessions of an English Opium Eater with Will Self
Thomas de Quincey & William S. Burroughs in Soho. The novelist Will Self joins Henry in London to explore the opium dreams and heroin nightmares of Thomas de Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium Eater and William S. Burrough’s Junky. They walk from Oxford Street to Covent Garden, and along the way they also discuss The Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aleister Crowley and Will’s own 2019 drugs memoir, Will.
2022 is the 200th anniversary of the book publication of Confessions of an English Opium Eater.
Penguin Classics edition of Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas de Quincey
Naxos audiobook of Confessions of an English Opium Eater, read by Gunnar Cauthery
Penguin Modern Classics edition of Junky by William S. Burroughs
W. F. Howes audiobook of Junky read by Mark Nelson
Will by Will Self
W. F. Howes audiobook of Will, read by Will Self
The Colony Room Club – in pictures
William S. Burroughs and the Moka Bar