Quick Search

Alaska & Northwest History
Alaska & Northwest Literature
Americana
Art
Astronauts
Beats
Black Literature
Bloomsbury Group
Blues Music
Books on Books
Borges
Broadsides
C.S. Lewis
Californiana
Charles Bukowski
Children's Books
Civil War
Cookbooks
Cookbooks/Cooking Literature
Esoterica
Exploration
Faulkner, William
Flashman
Harlem Renaissance
Hemingway
Henry Miller
Historical Fiction
History
Hunter S. Thompson
Hunting
Illustrated Books
John Steinbeck
Literary Cookbooks
literature
Maritime
Military
Moutaineering
Music
Mysteries
Nautical Fiction
Northwest Literature
Paris Books
Paris in the 1920s
Photography
Poetry
Ralph Steadman
Richard Brautigan
Russian Literature
Spoken Word
Spoken Word Recordings
Tolkien, J.R.R.
Travel & Exploration
Vietnam War Literature


Absinthe: History in a Bottle.
by [Absinthe] Conrad, Barnaby.

Publisher Information:
Chronicle Books,, San Francisco:: 1988..

A Fine copy of this Out-of-Print paperback edition. Few drinks conjure the cultural associations and charged atmospheres that absinthe does, even now, some 70 years after its ban in Europe and the U.S. Freelance writer Conrad sees absinthe "as a skeleton key to the fin de siecle's secrets." An engaging combination of art history, sociology, travelogue and artists' biography, this clever hybrid recounts both the praise heaped upon the alcoholic beverage and the tales of destroyed creativity and absinthe-related violence that led to its prohibition. Turn-of-the-century Paris comes alive, as does its expatriate society of the '20s. Oil paintings, etchings and artifacts with absinthe themes by Manet, Van Gogh, Lautrec and others adorn the pages, and quotes and anecdotes about the green liqueur by Wilde, Baudelaire and Hemingway fill the well-researched text. More sober chapters include "The Origins of Ancient and Modern Absinthe" and "Absinthe and Politics," which links certain temperance movements to anti-Semitism. From Publisher's Weekly"


Edition: Second Printing of the First Paperback Edition
ISBN: 0811816508
Book Id: 24718

Price: $65.00

about us | contact | terms | privacy policy | security | sitemap
© Gregor Rare Books 2018
Site by bibliopolis