“We are both monarch and victim in a gothic simulation illuminated by sombre flashes of sardonic rhetoric.” Which is nice.
From clean-lined architects to Dirty Helen Cromwell the potty-mouthed barkeep – let us join hands and make contact with the fabulous.
… in which we scour the old town for old friends
The Austrian manor house where illustrator Alfred Kubin died, 60 years ago today.
The latest Rixdorf Editions title is out, but you can’t buy it. Ever. But you can get it for free!
Happy hundredth birthday to the artist formerly known as Walter Busterkeys
The strange life of cocovore castaway August Engelhardt, his fictional avatars and his surprising relevance in the present day
Who needs this many books? You do. YOU need this many books.
Your essential Christmas book list – it’s naughty, it’s nice. Mostly naughty if we’re honest.
Johannes Baader and one of the very first art interventions, 100 years ago today in Berlin
Ironfoot Jack, Umm Kulthum, Jack Parsons, Harry Crosby… it’s a Strange Flowers Film Festival!
The demise of Joséphin Péladan, the man behind the modern Rosicrucian revival, 100 years ago today
“Let us place our ring as wide as the universe around the horizon of the future and of ourselves”: the marriage of Natalie Barney and Lily de Gramont
‘Take this white rose – it will redden when I return and then you will be my bride.’ Two excerpts from Death and companion piece Prose Poems, by German author Anna Croissant-Rust