New PDF release: Absinthe—The Cocaine of the Nineteenth Century: A History of

By Doris Lanier

ISBN-10: 0786419679

ISBN-13: 9780786419678

With an alcohol content material occasionally as excessive as eighty percentage, absinthe used to be made by means of blending the leaves of wormwood with different crops corresponding to angelica root, fennel, coriander, hyssop, marjoram and anise for style. the outcome was once a sour, powerful drink that turned an important social, scientific and political phenomenon through the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries; its attractiveness used to be ordinarily in France, but in addition in different components of Europe and the USA, really in New Orleans.
Absinthe produced a feeling of euphoria and a heightening of the senses, just like the impact of cocaine and opium, yet was once addictive and brought on a speedy lack of psychological and actual schools. regardless of that, Picasso, Manet, Rimbaud, Van Gogh, Degas and Wilde have been between these dedicated to its intake and produced writings and paintings encouraged through the drink.
This paintings presents a heritage of “the eco-friendly fairy”, a examine of its use and abuse, an exploration of the great social difficulties (not not like the cocaine difficulties of this century) it prompted, and an exam of the level to which the lives of proficient younger writers and artists of the interval grew to become stuck up within the absinthe craze.

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