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RIP Antonio Escohotado (1941 – 2021)

The Smoker by Joos van Craesbeeck 

Antonio Escohotado was a Spanish philosopher and writer. I discovered him through his A Brief History of Drugs: From the Stone Age to the Stoned Age which was written in Spanish in 1989 and translated to English in 1996.

On the cover of one Spanish edition is The Smoker by Joos van Craesbeeck (photo).

RIP Elizabeth ‘Prozac Nation’ Wurtzel (1967 – 2020)

Elizabeth Wurtzel was an American writer, best known for her novel Prozac Nation (1994).

The first lines of that novel read:

“I start to get the feeling that something is really wrong. Like all the drugs put together-the lithium, the Prozac, the desipramine, and Desyrel that I take to sleep at night-can no longer combat whatever it is that was wrong with me in the first place. I feel like a defective model, like I came off the assembly line flat-out fucked and my parents should have taken me back for repairs before the warranty ran out.

Prozac Nation

Here is the film.

It’s not very good. But it will take you less time than reading the book and you’ll get it all the same.