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  • n  (Greek mythology) a river in Hades; the souls of the dead had to drink from it, which made them forget all they had done and suffered when they were alive
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  • Editor Benton’s New Book, ‘Extraordinary Hearts,’ Now Out
    Falls Church News-Press founder/owner Nicholas F. Benton’s new book, “Extraordinary Hearts: Reclaiming Gay Sensibility’s Central Role in the Progress of Civilization,” published by the Lethe Press, hit bookstores last weekend, at least of the online (i.e. Amazon) variety, where it was available in an electronic Kindle edition. Paperback editions will […]
    Sept. 9, 2013 - Falls Church News-Press

  • Charles Baudelaire in New York Times
    ...his poem, "Spleen," Charles Baudelaire describes a young narrator so weary and despondent, unresponsive even to beautiful women and jesting men, that it is as if the "green waters of Lethe" fills his veins.
  • John Keats in Times Online
    An early draft of John Keats's Ode on Melancholy began: "No, no, go not to Lethe, neither twist / Henbane for its poisonous root," before the poet - who worked in a pharmacy and was familiar with poisons - decided to change the word Henbane for...

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