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The information in this book is excellent, but the author is a little too focused on the more sordid rumors surrounding those who drank absinthe. The pacing of the book is choppy and at points reads more like a dissertation than a polished books. More visuals would also help, especially since so many of the people discussed are visual artists. That being said, however, it was a fun and informative book, perfect for someone looking to understand the influence of absinthe on the arts in the 19th century.
Jad Adams looks at the myths of absinthe and examines its influence on the artistic movements of the nineteenth century. He considers the work of Degas, Manet, and Picasso, who painted what are now considered masterpieces depicting absinthe drinkers
Mysteriously sophisticated, darkly alluring, almost Satanic: absinthe was the drink of choice for Baudelaire, Verlaine and Wilde. It inspired paintings by Degas and Manet, van Gogh and Picasso. It was blamed for conditions ranging from sterility to madness, to French defeats in World War I. The campaign against "the devil in a bottle" resulted in its ban throughout most of Europe. This book is a biography of "the green fairy": from its place in the lives of writers and artists who were inspired-and ruined-by it, to its more recent rediscovery by Ernest Hemingway and today’s would-be sophisticates. Introduction: The Devil Made Liquid. C’est le diable fait liquide Raoul Ponchon. new rooms of a London art dealer in a street leading to the flower market in Covent Garden, a sale is in progress.
Oscar Wilde, never much of an absintheur, described the effects of absinthe as occurring in three stages, the first stage an ordinary alcoholic effect, the second engendering ‘monstrous and cruel things’, and the third stage engendering ‘wonderful and curious things’ (p. 64). Adams describes the physical and psychological effects of absinthe well, and he demonstrates how it came to be emblematic of a decadent modernity in a number of paintings by Degas, Manet and Picasso.
Personally, I would describe this book as the 'history book of absinthe' rather than a connoisseur's guide to absinthe drinking like many of the others, or an ill-informed bias focusing too deeply on any particular period. Absinthe, a strongly alcoholic drink with a reputation of mythic proportions, is again in fashion, 90 years after it was banned in France and elsewhere as a cause of madness. The book ends with an acerbic examination of the recent revival of absinthe and its myths, thanks to clever publicity, an increased public tolerance of drug use, and the Internet.
Jad Adams is a television producer and author whose last book, Madder Music, Stronger Wine, received resounding critical praise. He has also written biographies of Tony Benn and of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. He lives in London and on the Greek island of Leros. What Our Readers Are Saying.
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Jad Adams, the British journalist behind this book, wanted to explore the curious hold that this beverage had on generations of artists and writers who were looking for inspiration. Finally, I caught this amusing little story about the intersection of fiction, marketing, and copywrites.