Musset didn't write the way he did because he drank absinthe, instead he drank for the same reason for which he wrote just like that: namely out of despair.
Even back in the 1890's there was actually absinthe from Austria but it was definitely not the most common thing to see. Today there are a few and hopefully we will see more.
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Absinthe enthusiast "Tuivel" hooked up with the Austrian Alter Wiener Schnaps Museum and created this absinthe according to an old Austrian recipe. Different from a traditional French style absinthe it's a truly unique product.
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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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