I sit at my door, smoking a cigarette and sipping my absinthe, and I enjoy every day without a care in the world.
- Paul Gaugin, 1897
When absinthe was banned in France in 1915, Pernod moved their production across the border into Tarragona in Spain. It was also in Tarragona that Hemingway stayed, and enjoyed his absinthes. Absinthe was never banned in Spain and production have kept on ever since.
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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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