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Absinthe drank by Rimbaud & Verlaine..

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Topic created by charmaine scott
on Fri, 12 Sep 2008 at 15:55

charmaine scott said on Fri, 12 Sep 2008 at 15:55...

I was wondering if anyone actually knows what kind of absinthe the famous poets like Oscar Wilde, Rimbaud and Verlaine drank? Is there any mention in letters or books? Thx. Help4Essay :-)

Old Nick said on Sat, 13 Sep 2008 at 09:00...

The kind that made them drunk! There were 4 grades of absinthe Absinthe Superieure, Absinthe Fine and Absinthe Ordinaire and "others" My guess is that they would have been drinking the cheaper option..."others" which might cost anything from 25 to as little as 5 centimes for a glass.

Anonymous said on Wed, 19 Nov 2008 at 21:34...

i guess this will come too late for your essay, but rimbaud's biography by graham rob is excellent and might give some answers

Anonymous said on Tue, 9 Dec 2008 at 15:18...

Did you know there is a "lost suitcase" from Rimbaud's days in Africa? He was teetotal then though. 0/10 F

Nelson said on Mon, 12 Jan 2009 at 12:55...

Edmund White has just published a new work on Rimbaud, The Double Life Of A Rebel.

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