Through the storm

A century since the “Witch of Kings Cross”, Rosaleen Norton, thundered into existence

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Through the storm

A century since the “Witch of Kings Cross”, Rosaleen Norton, thundered into existence

Introducing Rixdorf Editions

Hidden cultural history, forgotten innovators and compellingly wayward souls – it’s SO Strange Flowers

Introducing Rixdorf Editions

Hidden cultural history, forgotten innovators and compellingly wayward souls – it’s SO Strange Flowers

Dormition of the Heathen Madonna

Fanny zu Reventlow, the “bohemian countess” of Munich around 1900

Dormition of the Heathen Madonna

Fanny zu Reventlow, the “bohemian countess” of Munich around 1900

Places: chez Pierre Molinier

The notorious erotomane shut-in’s Bordeaux lair

Places: chez Pierre Molinier

The notorious erotomane shut-in’s Bordeaux lair

Postcard from Anita-Berber-Park

A cemetery springs to life in honour of the doomed Berlin provocateuse

Postcard from Anita-Berber-Park

A cemetery springs to life in honour of the doomed Berlin provocateuse

When Harry Met Polly

Hell-bent Harry Crosby meets his future wife

When Harry Met Polly

Hell-bent Harry Crosby meets his future wife

Places: Lamorna

The Cornish village where writer and artist Ithell Colquhoun lived and worked (and died)

Places: Lamorna

The Cornish village where writer and artist Ithell Colquhoun lived and worked (and died)

Places: Sissi and Fanny’s Corfu

The adjacent hillside retreats of Empress Elisabeth of Austria and “bohemian countess” Franziska zu Reventlow

Places: Sissi and Fanny’s Corfu

The adjacent hillside retreats of Empress Elisabeth of Austria and “bohemian countess” Franziska zu Reventlow

Postcard from Pontikonisi

The tiny Greek island cited as one of the inspirations for Arnold Böcklin’s immortal Toteninsel

Postcard from Pontikonisi

The tiny Greek island cited as one of the inspirations for Arnold Böcklin’s immortal Toteninsel

Incoming

Franz Hessel v Oscar A. H. Schmitz in the world series of dandyish Francophile German writers

Incoming

Franz Hessel v Oscar A. H. Schmitz in the world series of dandyish Francophile German writers

Maya Deren at 100

“I am not greedy. I do not seek to possess the major portion of your days…”

Maya Deren at 100

“I am not greedy. I do not seek to possess the major portion of your days…”

Thedore Wratislaw: Fragments of a Life

D.J. Sheppard’s highly recommended biography of the elusive 1890s poet

Thedore Wratislaw: Fragments of a Life

D.J. Sheppard’s highly recommended biography of the elusive 1890s poet

Spring Trees

The lyrical prose of architect and designer August Endell, born in Berlin on this day in 1871

Spring Trees

The lyrical prose of architect and designer August Endell, born in Berlin on this day in 1871

The Blind Man

100 years since the radical journal by Marcel Duchamp, Beatrice Wood and Henri-Pierre Roché brought Dada to New York

The Blind Man

100 years since the radical journal by Marcel Duchamp, Beatrice Wood and Henri-Pierre Roché brought Dada to New York

The Surreal Century of Leonora Carrington

The belatedly recognised artist and writer, born 100 years ago today

The Surreal Century of Leonora Carrington

The belatedly recognised artist and writer, born 100 years ago today

Places: Nevill Holt

The birthplace and childhood home of Nancy Cunard

Places: Nevill Holt

The birthplace and childhood home of Nancy Cunard

The Pepys of sleep

Michel Leiris’s 1961 dream diary, Nights as Day, Days as Night

The Pepys of sleep

Michel Leiris’s 1961 dream diary, Nights as Day, Days as Night

Pearls: Octave Mirbeau

The great provocateur of French letters, who died 100 years ago today

Pearls: Octave Mirbeau

The great provocateur of French letters, who died 100 years ago today

La vie en Palais Rose

The collection of Boni de Castellane and Anna Gould

La vie en Palais Rose

The collection of Boni de Castellane and Anna Gould