You seem to loose your feet, and you mount a boundless realm without horizon. You probably imagine that you are going in the direction of the infinite, whereas you are simply drifting into the incoherent.
- American Journal of Pharmacy, 1868
Over the years many books have been written on the subject of absinthe. Some are excellent and other certainly aren't. Apart from fact and history books about the drink more than a few books contain references to absinthe in one way or the other.
This section of Absinthe.se is dedicated to both the modern books that cover the subject of absinthe, its history and the lore around the drink as well as the works of famous writers of old.
Several poems about or referencing absinthe exist all over the world. The more one digs for it the more one finds. It just never ends. Some of them I have collected here in this section of the site. Poems, quotes and excerpts from books by authors from Sweden, France, England and more.
Many books have been written about absinthe in "modern" times. Some of them very well written and well researched while others... well, let's just say they're not as good. In the books section I have listed some of all these. Books that I consider either good enough to be mentioned or bad enough to warn you about them. Most books are readily available through any bookstore, on- or offline.
Many writers "of old" wrote poems or passages about absinthe. Some drank it, some didn't. Find some of them here as well as reviews and notes on modern books about absinthe.
The Absinthe Poetry section has seen several updates the past days. Poems and information about more authors; Antonin Artaud, Arthur Symons, Francis Saltus Saltus, Florence Folsom and Robert Loveman. Open your mind and have a drink while you enjoy their lyrics.
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