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Opening with the sensational 1905 Absinthe Murders, Phil Baker offers a cultural history of absinthe, from its modest origins as an herbal tonic through its luxuriantly morbid heyday in the late nineteenth century.

Author: Phil Baker

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802199775

Category: Social Science

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La Fee Verte (or "The Green Fairy") has intoxicated artists, poets, and writers ever since the late eighteenth century. Stories abound of absinthe's druglike sensations of mood lift and inspiration due to the presence of wormwood, its infamous "special" ingredient, which ultimately leads to delirium, homicidal mania, and death. Opening with the sensational 1905 Absinthe Murders, Phil Baker offers a cultural history of absinthe, from its modest origins as an herbal tonic through its luxuriantly morbid heyday in the late nineteenth century. Chronicling a fascinatingly lurid cast of historical characters who often died young, the absinthe scrapbook includes Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Dowson, Aleister Crowley, Arthur Machen, August Strindberg, Alfred Jarry, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Allais, Ernest Hemingway, and Pablo Picasso. Along with discussing the rituals and modus operandi of absinthe drinking, Baker reveals the recently discovered pharmacology of how real absinthe actually works on the nervous system, and he tests the various real and fake absinthe products that are available overseas. The Book of Absinthe is a witty, erudite primer to the world's most notorious drink.
2007-12-01 By Phil Baker

« Au secours! C’est Fleurette, la mouffette fantà ́me! » crie Cléo pour faire une blague à ses amis. Mais lorsqu’elle a vraiment besoin de leur aide, ils ne la croient plus!

Author: Phil Baker

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006135207

Category: Absinthe

Page: 296

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« Au secours! C’est Fleurette, la mouffette fantà ́me! » crie Cléo pour faire une blague à ses amis. Mais lorsqu’elle a vraiment besoin de leur aide, ils ne la croient plus!
2001 By Phil Baker

Author: Phil Baker

Publisher:

ISBN: 1910213802

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2018-02-15 By Phil Baker

Read Paul Owens and Paul Nathan's posts on the Penguin Blog A celebration of "the green goddess"-this is the first book to share absinthe recipes since it was recently legalized in the U.S. This enticing little volume presents a collection ...

Author: Paul Owens

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101185032

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

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Read Paul Owens and Paul Nathan's posts on the Penguin Blog A celebration of "the green goddess"-this is the first book to share absinthe recipes since it was recently legalized in the U.S. This enticing little volume presents a collection of more than 100 absinthe cocktail recipes that draw upon the classic roots of the drink as well as its new iterations. Readers will be entertained with nuggets of absinthe history and trivia, including the tradition of the green fairy, famous devotees of the drink, and the myths (or facts) of its hallucinatory properties. Readers will learn that: •America's most famous early cocktail, the sazerac, was a New Orleans creation that called for a dash of absinthe •When the absinthe backlash started in the 1890s, Edgar Degas' masterpiece L'Absinthe was booed off the auction block at Christie's in London •An experienced absintheur can identify a brand from across the room just by watching how it louches-the way the herbs' oils cloud the drink as the bartender adds water
2010-02-02 By Paul Owens

Written by David Nathan-Maister, the book surveys the history of absinthe from earliest days right up to the present, with a particular focus on its glittering heyday in Belle Epoque France.

Author: David Nathan-Maister

Publisher:

ISBN: 0955692113

Category: Cooking

Page: 364

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Written by David Nathan-Maister, the book surveys the history of absinthe from earliest days right up to the present, with a particular focus on its glittering heyday in Belle Epoque France. Hundreds of full colour illustrations document every aspect of the drink - its distillation and production, the grande marques that distributed it, the bars and cafes that served it, the patrons - men and women, rich and poor, soldiers and politicians, poets, artists, lovers and boulevardiers - who drank it. Special sections describe the various drinking rituals in exhaustive detail, others deal with absinthes popularity and spread in the USA, its alleged secondary effects and the disputed syndrome of absinthism, the hard fought and ultimately successful campaign to ban it in France, Switzerland and elsewhere, and 80 years later, its modern renaissance at the dawn of the 21st century.
2009-01-01 By David Nathan-Maister

What You Need: To follow along with the book, you should have Erlang/OTP 19+ and Elixir 1.4+ installed. The book will guide you through setting up a new Phoenix application using Absinthe.

Author: Bruce Williams

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN: 9781680505931

Category: Computers

Page: 304

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Your domain is rich and interconnected, and your API should be too. Upgrade your web API to GraphQL, leveraging its flexible queries to empower your users, and its declarative structure to simplify your code. Absinthe is the GraphQL toolkit for Elixir, a functional programming language designed to enable massive concurrency atop robust application architectures. Written by the creators of Absinthe, this book will help you take full advantage of these two groundbreaking technologies. Build your own flexible, high-performance APIs using step-by-step guidance and expert advice you won't find anywhere else. GraphQL is a new way of structuring and building web services, and the result is transformational. Find out how to offer a more tailored, cohesive experience to your users, easily aggregate data from different data sources, and improve your back end's maintainability with Absinthe's declarative approach to defining how your API works. Build a GraphQL-based API from scratch using Absinthe, starting from core principles. Learn the type system and how to expand your schema to suit your application's needs. Discover a growing ecosystem of tools and utilities to understand, debug, and document your API. Take it to production, but do it safely with solid best practices in mind. Find out how complexity analysis and persisted queries can let you support your users flexibly, but responsibly too. Along the way, discover how Elixir makes all the difference for a high performance, fault-tolerant API. Use asynchronous and batching execution, or write your own custom add-ons to extend Absinthe. Go live with subscriptions, delivering data over websockets on top of Elixir (and Erlang/OTP's) famous solid performance and real-time capabilities. Transform your applications with the powerful combination of Elixir and GraphQL, using Absinthe. What You Need: To follow along with the book, you should have Erlang/OTP 19+ and Elixir 1.4+ installed. The book will guide you through setting up a new Phoenix application using Absinthe.
2018-03-27 By Bruce Williams

Author: Marie-Claude Delahaye

Publisher:

ISBN: 2841354679

Category: Absinthe

Page: 175

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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.

Author: Jad Adams

Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

ISBN: PSU:000063166972

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

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Mysterious, sophisticated, alluring and almost Satanic, absinthe was the drink of choice of Baudelaire, Verlaine and Wilde. It inspired Degas, Manet and Picasso and was thought to have led to the demise of many of Paris' fin-de-siecle inhabitants. Jad Adams recounts the drink's history.
2008-04-26 By Jad Adams

This visually rich journey into an alluring subculture takes an intimate look into the contemporary world of absinthe.

Author: Betina Wittels

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1933108215

Category: Cooking

Page: 127

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This visually rich journey into an alluring subculture takes an intimate look into the contemporary world of absinthe. With color reproductions of lithographs, posters, postcards, cartoons, antiques, and tools of the absinthe drinker, Absinthe explains the history, culture, and mystique of the drink known as the Green Fairy.
2008 By Betina Wittels

Confirmed absinthe drinkers, neophytes, the curious, and collectors will all find this book equally intriguing and seductive.

Author: Betina J. Wittels

Publisher:

ISBN: 1682750019

Category: Cooking

Page: 143

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Take an intimate look into the contemporary world of absinthe. International in scope, Absinthe: The Enchanted Elixir is a visually rich journey into an alluring subculture. Filled with color reproductions of classic and current lithographs, posters, cartoons, photos of antiques and glassware, and other tools of the absinthe drinker, this new and comprehensive guide explains and illustrates the history, culture, and mystique of the drink known as the Green Fairy. The authors provide insights into the controversy and effects of the Green Fairy through the stories of famous connoisseurs, including Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, and Pablo Picasso. In addition to a rich history, this detailed new guide introduces readers to recipes, reviews of existing Absinthe brands, and absinthe s contemporary culture and ritual. Confirmed absinthe drinkers, neophytes, the curious, and collectors will all find this book equally intriguing and seductive.
2016-10 By Betina J. Wittels

Author: Aleister Crowley

Publisher: Holmes Publishing Group Llc

ISBN: 1558182705

Category: Fiction

Page: 19

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1994-04 By Aleister Crowley

Written by the world’s most renowned expert, this book explains ultrasound examination of a stroke patient scanning protocols interpretation of the results.

Author: Barnaby Conrad III

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc

ISBN: UOM:39015053107465

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

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144 proof, notoriously addictive, and the drug of choice for 19th century poets, absinthe is gaining bootleg popularity after almost a century of being banned. Barnaby Conrad looks at the social history, fact and trivia of this drug.

red wine production due to a vine-pest, Pernod increased absinthe production from 16 liters per day to 125,000 liters in the span of 100 years. Not to mention, annual capita per consumption of absinthe in France increased a whopping ...

Author: Philip Ward

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781620873366

Category: Reference

Page: 496

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Long before Snopes.com and Wikipedia, The Book of Common Fallacies set out to debunk popular beliefs and set the record straight. By tracking down the facts and citing experts in a multitude of fields, Philip Ward points out the senseless ideas that we have come to accept as fact. Newly updated with today’s common misconceptions and available as a single-volume paperback for the first time, The Book of Common Fallacies exposes the truth behind hundreds of commonly held false beliefs.
2012-06-01 By Philip Ward

20 Famous Drinkers of Absinthe Baker, Phil. The Book of Absinthe: A Cultural History. Grove Press, 2001. § Conrad, Barnaby, III. Absinthe: History in a Bottle. Chronicle Books, 1988. § Lanier, Doris. Absinthe: The Cocaine of the ...

Author: Russ Kick

Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser

ISBN: 9781609258894

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Can you name five military leaders who were transgendered? Twelve cases of involuntary human experimentation by the U.S. government? How about the four porn novels written by famous authors, 11 books left out of the Bible and over 50 side effects of NutraSweet that have been reported to the FDA? In 1977, David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace and Amy Wallace published The Book of Lists, causing an immediate sensation. Not only did it lead to three direct sequels (in 1980, 1983 and 1993), it also created a new genre. Soon, shelves were lined with The First Original Unexpurgated Authentic Canadian Book of Lists (1978), The Book of Sports Lists (1979) and Meredith’s Book of Bible Lists (1980), among many others. Using this popular, enduring format, Russ Kick’s Disinformation Book of Lists delves into the murkier aspects of politics, current events, business, history, science, art and literature, sex, drugs, death and more. Despite such unusual subject matter, this book presents hard, substantiated facts with full references. Among the lists presented: Innocent People Freed from Prison Members of the Skull & Bones Secret Society at Yale Drugs Pulled Off the Market After They Killed Too Many People Legal Substances that Will Get You High Scenes that Were Cut from Movies Raunchy Songs that Were Never Released Military Officers, Government Officials, Astronauts, and Airline Personnel Who Say UFOs Are Real Words and Phrases No Longer Allowed in Textbooks
2004-06-01 By Russ Kick

This work provides a history of "the green fairy", a study of its use and abuse, an exploration of the tremendous social problems (not unlike the cocaine problems of this century) it caused, and an examination of the extent to which the ...

Author: Doris Lanier

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476628257

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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With an alcohol content sometimes as high as 80 percent, absinthe was made by mixing the leaves of wormwood with other plants such as angelica root, fennel, coriander, hyssop, marjoram and anise for flavor. The result was a bitter, potent drink that became a major social, medical and political phenomenon during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; its popularity was mainly in France, but also in other parts of Europe and the United States, particularly in New Orleans. Absinthe produced a sense of euphoria and a heightening of the senses, similar to the effect of cocaine and opium, but was addictive and caused a rapid loss of mental and physical faculties. Despite that, Picasso, Manet, Rimbaud, Van Gogh, Degas and Wilde were among those devoted to its consumption and produced writings and art influenced by the drink. This work provides a history of “the green fairy”, a study of its use and abuse, an exploration of the tremendous social problems (not unlike the cocaine problems of this century) it caused, and an examination of the extent to which the lives of talented young writers and artists of the period became caught up in the absinthe craze.
2016-12-09 By Doris Lanier

This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a generous selection of contextualizing documents, including excerpts from Corelli’s writings on art and literature, nineteenth-century degeneration theories, and clinical and ...

Author: Marie Corelli

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551114194

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

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Though disparaged by literary critics of her day, Marie Corelli was one of the most popular novelists of the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. Wormwood (1890) is a lurid tale of unrequited love, betrayal, vengeance, murder, suicide, and addiction. The novel recounts the degeneration of Gaston Beauvais, a promising young Parisian man who, betrayed by his fiancée and his best friend, falls prey to the seductive powers of absinthe. The impact of Gaston’s debauchery and addiction on himself, his family, and his friends is graphically recounted in this important contribution to the literature of fin de siècle decadence. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a generous selection of contextualizing documents, including excerpts from Corelli’s writings on art and literature, nineteenth-century degeneration theories, and clinical and artistic views on absinthe.
2004-04-08 By Marie Corelli

“Absinthe Mansinthe,” Absinthes.com, accessed February 20, 2020, ... Research chemist Ted Breaux did heroic work to rescue genuine absinthe from oblivion by debunking the notion of its ... The Book of Absinthe: A Cultural History.

Author: Stephen Schneider

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253052322

Category: Cooking

Page: 432

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Over the past decade, the popularity of cocktails has returned with gusto. Amateur and professional mixologists alike have set about recovering not just the craft of the cocktail, but also its history, philosophy, and culture. The Shaken and the Stirred features essays written by distillers, bartenders and amateur mixologists, as well as scholars, all examining the so-called 'Cocktail Revival' and cocktail culture. Why has the cocktail returned with such force? Why has the cocktail always acted as a cultural indicator of class, race, sexuality and politics in both the real and the fictional world? Why has the cocktail revival produced a host of professional organizations, blogs, and conferences devoted to examining and reviving both the drinks and habits of these earlier cultures?
2020-09-01 By Stephen Schneider

Book. comes the first of several warnings that my publishers ... You must understand that many of the activities and projects in this book include an element of risk that simply cannot be designed, ... AbsintheAndFlamethrowers.com.

Author: William Gurstelle

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781556528224

Category: Science

Page: 208

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A Selection of the Scientific American Book Club Want to add more excitement to your life? This daring combination of science, history, and DIY projects will show you how. Written for smart risk takers, it explores why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously. Risk takers are more successful, more interesting individuals who lead more fulfilling lives. Unlike watching an action movie or playing a video game, real-life experience changes a person, and Gurstelle will help you discover the true thrill of making black powder along with dozens of other edgy activities. All of the projects—from throwing knives, drinking absinthe, and eating fugu to cracking a bull whip, learning bartitsu, and building a flamethrower—have short learning curves, are hands-on and affordable, and demonstrate true but reasonable risk. With a strong emphasis on safety, each potentially life-altering project includes step-by-step directions, photographs, and illustrations along with troubleshooting tips from experts in the field.

Author: W. C. Morrow

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175035189789

Category: Fine books

Page: 12

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1897 By W. C. Morrow

The Book of Absinthe: A Cultural History. New York: Grove Street Press, 2001. Conrad III, Barnaby. Absinthe: History in a Bottle. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1988. 'Manufactures of San Francisco'. Daily Evening Bulletin (San ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781848880986

Category: Social Science

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