Artists Talking About Absinthe

“I am the green Fairy!  I have nothing in common with the fairies of the past.”
– Marie Corelli (1855-1924), Wormwood: A Drama of Paris

“The absinthe is set up and suitably mixed with water… I taste my absinthe… Without knowing how it happened, my glass is… empty.”
– August Strindberg (1849-1912), Inferno

“I sat on the sidewalk… and ordered an absinthe. Soon three figures arrived, I do not know from where, and stood there before me… as if they knew me and waited to be invited to my table.”
– August Strindberg (1849-1912), Inferno

When the daily works are finished, body and soul weary, I will recover with the green drink… How sweet life still is
– August Strindberg (1849-1912), Inferno


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