Hideous Absinthe (Hardcover) ~ Jad Adams (Author) Cover Art

Hideous Absinthe: A History of the Devil in a Bottle (Hardcover)

By: Jad Adams

Current Price: $24.95

Search Inside

Also available from:

Provider Name Price From Condition Buy
1   Alibris $31.19 New Buy
2   Biblio $75.40 New Buy
3   Biblio $30.16 Used Buy

Product Description

Customer Reviews for "Hideous Absinthe: A History of the Devil in a Bottle (Hardcover)" by Jad Adams

There are no customer reviews yet. Be the first to write a review!

Submit your Review

Run a Quick Search on "Hideous Absinthe: A History of the Devil in a Bottle" by Jad Adams to Browse Related Products:

Browse more products related to "Hideous Absinthe: A History of the Devil in a Bottle"

Browse more products related to "Jad Adams"

Short Desription

Hideous Absinthe boldly combines the art, literature, science, and social history of the nineteenth century to produce the story of a drink that came to symbolize both the high points of art and the depths of degeneration.

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. He examines the mystery of van Gogh''s absinthe addiction and asks whether absinthe truly did contribute to the poetic vision of Verlaine, Rimbaud, and other writers.

Adams looks back at absinthe''s contribution to the hedonistic culture of the French Second Empire and to Toulouse-Lautrec''s Paris of the 1890s and details the outraged English reaction to absinthe in the context of resistance to French art. Absinthe was seen as a foreign poison undermining the national resolve just as the decadence of Oscar Wilde and his circle was seen to undermine national culture.

The story continues through thrill-seeking American and English absinthe drinkers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Explore More Great Tower Sales & Specials

Tower.com Sales, Promotions & Special Features

Tower.com Sales & Boutiques

  • Tower Essentials Sale
    Visit the Essentials Sale for a wide selection and huge savings on your favorite music, DVD, Blu-ray and Books.
  • Great Gift Ideas
    Tower has Great Gift Ideas and Huge Savings on Your Favorite Music, CDs, DVDs, Books and More at Prices that Make Giving A Breeze!

Interact with Tower.com