New essay by Juliette Bretan – ‘Documenting Drugs: The Artful Intoxications of Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz’

Image credit: Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Self-Portrait, 1938

Juliette Bretan writes for The Public Domain Review on Polish artist Witkacy’s chemical forays, including his 1932 book Narcotics, a genre-bending treatise that warns of the hazards of drugs while seductively recollecting their delirious effects.

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Juliette Bretan is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of English and Newnham College.