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Rimbaud and Verlaine

Editor's pick-- By  Jonas in  London on Fri, 30 Mar 2007 at 13:17.

Rimbaud and Verlaine's absinthe induced state of decay is portrayed in Total Eclipse, a play written in 1967 by Christopher Hampton. There is a production currently at Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London SE1

Message edited by Jamie (admin)

Thanks Jonas!

Here is the website of Menier Chocolate Factory.
The Box Office number is 020 7907 7060.

Performances:
Tues - Sat @ 8pm
Sat & Sun @ 3.30pm

This is what they say about Total Eclipse:

"Total Eclipse is the story of renowned 19th century French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine, who endured a passionate and volatile relationship that has inspired generations of artists from Picasso and TS Eliot to Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan."

WAR - US vs Iran from Iraq

-- By  nemoforone in  nemoforone on Tue, 3 Apr 2007 at 17:12.

What about the possibility of pulling out of Iraq, letting Iran invade and lose resources fighting their own kind,
and then come in and mop up the dregs?

nemorofone with the fairies?

-- By  matt in  nowhere special on Sat, 7 Apr 2007 at 20:05.

nemoforone, is that a green fairy inspired thought? lol how much did you drink before you came up with such a profound idea?

i just finished reading Rimbaud's biography by Graham Robb:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rimbaud-Graham-Robb/dp/0330488031

superb!

Marilyn Manson: Modern Absinthe Lover

-- By  Paul in  MN on Sat, 23 Jun 2007 at 23:44.

According to a recent article in SPIN magazine, the goth rocker Marilyn Manson loves absinthe. He was interviewed by writer Jonathan Ames, and during the course of the interview, the two men enjoyed multiple glasses of absinthe. The beginning of the article can be read at http://www.spin.com/features/magazine/covers/2007/05/0706_manson/

Although the entire article isn't available online, fishbowlNY has a summary of the main points covered throughout the interview. This summary can be found at http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/magazines/jonathan_ames_drinks_absinthe_does_coke_with_marilyn_manson_60343.asp

In relation to this web site, the most interesting point of the summary is that a German distillery is developing a Manson-branded absinthe. This new absinthe is expected to be called none other than Mansinthe.

It will be interesting to see if this new absinthe ever comes into existence, and if so, how well will it be received by absinthe lovers around the world?

Where is this quote from?

-- By  BSE in  Scotland on Fri, 5 Oct 2007 at 12:36.

Does anyone know where this quote (mentioned on this page) is from?

"When the poet's pain is soothed by a liquid jewel held in the sacred chalice, upon which rests the pierced spoon, the crystal sweetness, icy streams trickle down. The darkest forest melts into an open meadow. Waves of green seduce. Sanity surrendered, the soul spirals toward the murky depths, wherin lies the beautiful madness - absinthe."

Is it from one of Rimbaud' s letters?

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