By Thomas De Quincey
During this striking autobiography, Thomas De Quincey hauntingly describes the surreal visions and hallucinatory nocturnal wanderings he took via London-and the nightmares, melancholy, and paranoia to which he grew to become prey-under the effect of the then-legal painkiller laudanum. Forging a hyperlink among inventive self-expression and dependancy, Confessions seamlessly weaves the consequences of gear and the character of desires, reminiscence, and mind's eye. First released in 1821, it cleared the path for later generations of literary drug clients, from Baudelaire to Burroughs, and expected psychoanalysis with its insights into the unconscious.
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The text string format (which describes how different encodings can be used within the string type) is described in “Text Strings” on page 45. Document Catalog The document catalog is the root object of the main object graph, from which all other objects may be reached through indirect references. In Table 4-3, we list the document catalog dictionary entries which are required, and some of the many optional ones, so as to introduce brief PDF topics we don’t cover elsewhere in these pages. Table 4-3.
This retains the random access property of the document, which would be lost if all the objects in a file were to be put into a single object stream. Object streams can’t contain other streams. Files compressed with these mechanisms are rather hard to read manually, so we can use the decompress operation in pdftk as usual, to rewrite them decompressed for in- Object and Cross-Reference Streams | 35 spection. This has the side effect of writing them without object and cross-reference streams. See Chapter 9 for details.
Signifies local time is later than UT, - earlier, and Z equal to Universal Time. HH' The absolute value of the offset from Universal Time in hours, in two digits from 00 to 23. mm' The absolute value of the offset from Universal Time in minutes, in two digits from 00 to 59. Dates | 45 All parts of the date after the year are optional. For example, (D:1999) is perfectly valid. Plainly, though, if you omit one part, you must omit everything which follows, otherwise the result would be ambiguous.
Confessions of an English Opium Eater (Penguin Classics) by Thomas De Quincey