Hideous Absinthe: A History of the Devil in a Bottle (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)

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  • Mysteriously sophisticated, darkly alluring, almost Satanic: absinthe was the drink of choice for Baudelaire, Verlaine and Wilde. It inspired paintings by Degas and Manet, van Gogh and Picasso. It was blamed for conditions ranging from sterility to madness, to French defeats in World War I. The campaign against "the devil in a bottle" resulted in its ban throughout most of Europe. Its reputation for toxicity eventually extinguished the fin-de-siècle's infatuation with absinthe, but not before it had influenced generations of artists on both sides of the channel. This book is a biography of "the green fairy": from its place in the lives of writers and artists who were inspired--and ruined--by it, to its more recent rediscovery by Ernest Hemingway and today’s would-be sophisticates.
  • Author:
    Jad Adams
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    306
    EAN:
    9781845116842
    Edition:
    Reprint
    ISBN:
    1845116844
    Label:
    Tauris Parke Paperbacks
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $17.95
    Manufacturer:
    Tauris Parke Paperbacks
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    304
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2008-05-15
    Publisher:
    Tauris Parke Paperbacks
    Studio:
    Tauris Parke Paperbacks
    Title:
    Hideous Absinthe: A History of the Devil in a Bottle (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)
    Release Date:
    2008-05-27

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