By Doris Lanier
Absinthe produced a feeling of euphoria and a heightening of the senses, just like the impression of cocaine and opium, yet used to be addictive and prompted a quick 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 motivated via the drink.
This paintings offers a background of “the eco-friendly fairy”, a research of its use and abuse, an exploration of the large social difficulties (not not like the cocaine difficulties of this century) it triggered, and an exam of the level to which the lives of gifted younger writers and artists of the interval turned stuck up within the absinthe craze.
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Absinthe—The Cocaine of the Nineteenth Century: A History of the Hallucinogenic Drug and Its Effect on Artists and Writers in Europe and the United States by Doris Lanier