40521Re: [Distillers] Hideous Absinthe: A History of the Devil in a Bottle
- Oct 1, 2007Good find.
On 10/1/07, whynda <hstuiber@...> wrote:
> I.B.Tauris | ISBN 1860649203 | 2004 | PDF | 0.8 MB | 306 pages
> Hideous Absinthe boldly combines the art, literature, science, and
> social history of the nineteenth century to produce the story of a
> drink that came to symbolize both the high points of art and the
> depths of degeneration.Jad Adams looks at the myths of absinthe and
> examines its influence on the artistic movements of the nineteenth
> century. He considers the work of Degas, Manet, and Picasso, who
> painted what are now considered masterpieces depicting absinthe
> drinkers. He examines the mystery of van Gogh's absinthe addiction
> and asks whether absinthe truly did contribute to the poetic vision
> of Verlaine, Rimbaud, and other writers.
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