The Book of Absinthe: A Cultural History

The Book of Absinthe: A Cultural History

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La Fee Verte (or "The Green Fairy") has intoxicated artists, poets, and writers ever since the late eighteenth century. Stories abound of absinthe's druglike sensations of mood lift and inspiration due to the presence of wormwood, its infamous "special" ingredient, which ultimately leads to delirium, homicidal mania, and death. Opening with the sensational 1905 Absinthe Murders, Phil Baker offers a cultural history of absinthe, from its modest origins as an herbal… (more)

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Publisher: Grove Press (December 01, 2007)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 2.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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