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  • Maybe the most well known absintheur is Vincent Van Gogh.

    Boing Boing

  • Our absintheur was a bomb - maker, an expert perhaps.

    The Dream Doctor

  • Messing around in Photoshop today, playing with this famous photograph of the French poet and absintheur Paul Verlaine.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Uniquely, this 1896 photo of the great poet and habitual absintheur Paul Verlaine shows this melancholic figure in the last year of his life with his ever-present glass of absinthe seated in a café.

    Verlaine photograph.

  • It was barely possible that she, too, was an absintheur, who had shaken off the curse for a time only to relapse into it again.

    The Dream Doctor

  • Perhaps that was why our absintheur chose first to destroy or steal all things green, as if there were some merit in the colour, when he might have made away with so many more valuable things.

    The Dream Doctor

  • With an imperative idea of vengeance, such as that manuscript discloses, either for his own wrongs as an artist or for the fancied wrongs of the people, what may this absintheur not be planning now?

    The Dream Doctor

  • A fountain is the ultimate accessory for the absintheur, dispensing drops of water, not absinthe.

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  • Give me the fairest youth that ever gladdened his mother’s heart, - let him be hero, saint, poet, whatever you will, - let me make of him an absintheur!

    Archive 2006-09-01

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