Monday, November 12, 2007

Absinthe in The New York Times

From today's New York Times:
Dear reader! Should this column impress you as being more than usually lyrical, recalling perhaps the imagery and elegance of poetry by Baudelaire or Verlaine; should it seem a bit decadent, redolent of Oscar Wilde’s withering hauteur; should it have a touch of madness or perversity, combining, say, the tastes of Toulouse-Lautrec with the passions of van Gogh; should it simply sound direct and forceful and knowing like one of Ernest Hemingway’s characters; should it do any or all of that, let me credit something that each of these figures fervently paid tribute to: the green fairy, the green goddess, the green muse, the glaucous witch, the queen of poisons.
Read the whole article, filled with fascinating information (and purchasing tips!) here.


Anonymous said...

I wrote a bit about Absinthe here.

I am surprised NYTimes didn't mention the controversies over what constitutes real Absinthe.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. I happened upon some and enjoyed feeling decidely invigorated yet altered. Interesting history.