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Absinthe - The Cocaine of the Nineteenth Century: A History of the Hallucinogenic Drug & Its Effect on Artists & Writers in Europe & the United States

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Publisher Comments:

Absinthe produced a sense of euphoria, similar to the effect of cocaine and opium, but was addictive and caused a rapid loss of mental and physical faculties. Despite that, Picasso, Manet, Rimbaud and Wilde were among those devoted to the "green fairy, " and produced writings and art influenced by absinthe.

Book News Annotation:

Focusing mostly on writers and artists in France and New Orleans, explores the role of the wormwood-based, anise-flavored drink in the perceptions and subjects of their work. Verlaine, Rimbaud, Wilde, Van Gough, Picasso, Poe, and Jack London are among those discussed.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-175) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780899509891
Subtitle:
(a history of the hallucinogenic drug and its effect on artists and writers in Europe and the United States )
Publisher:
McFarland & Co.
Location:
Jefferson, N.C. :
Subject:
Drinking customs
Subject:
Absinthe.
Subject:
Drinking customs -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Alcoholism -- history -- United States.
Series Volume:
TM 10-4510-206-14
Publication Date:
c1995
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
ix, 185 p.

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