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Absinthe: How the Green Fairy became literature’s drink

by Jane Ciabattari
Absinthe has inspired many great authors of the last 150 years – and may have ruined some as well. Jane Ciabattari investigates the green spirit’s peculiar power.
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Absinthe: How the Green Fairy became literature’s drink

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