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
The world is full of information and it's waiting to be discovered or re-discovered. Libraries, museums, galleries - you name it. There are so many places where references of absinthe can be found - deliberate or not. In my research on absinthe I go to several places to find information. Sometimes I find what I'm looking for, sometimes not. Either way it's practically always something new learned from where ever it may be. This is where I have collected some of those travels.
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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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