“A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?” –Oscar Wilde
Towards the end of the 20th century, absinthe slowly emerged from obscurity, aided by movies such as Moulin Rouge, From Hell and Dracula, the first absinthe bar opened in South America, soon spreading to other countries despite the bans. These days, those interested in this drink of La Belle Epoque can partake of absinthe in select bars across the country.
The book of absinthe : a cultural history by Phil Baker
Absinthe : history in a bottle by Barnaby Conrad
Elegant Wits and Grand Horizontals by Cornelia Otis Skinner
France, Fin de Siecle by Eugen Weber