Author Archives: James J. Conway
You know what to expect by now, surely? Well, expect even more of it: this is our biggest year-end book selection yet.
Anita Berber and Sebastian Droste bring their infernal cabaret to a temple of high culture; trouble ensues
War-shattered nihilist poet Harry Crosby marries Polly Peabody (later Caresse Crosby), inventor of the bra, 100 years ago today.
A selection of vital and biographically charged pre-World War One fiction from the great Else Lasker-Schüler
Born 200 years ago today, Rosa Bonheur would go on to become the most successful woman artist of the 19th century.
We’ve got bad gays, can-can dancers and pataphysicians, we’ve got a Black Pope, an Expressionist Joan of Arc and the Last Emperor of Mexico. Won’t you join us?
Count Robert de Montesquiou, poet, dandy, aesthete, on the 100th anniversary of his death
Dreaming rebels, dames and showgirls, emphatic queers and seekers of the Elysian Fields
From Romanian avant-garde Elvis to all the Swedish anarchist Sufi Post-Impressionsists you can imagine
My latest translation for Rixdorf Editions, in case you’ve been wondering why things have been quiet around here …
A selection of beach reads – only some of them ironically so!
Writer Franziska zu Reventlow and a warning about heedless nationalism on the 150th anniversary of her birth
A selection of works with which to while away your second or third lockdown.
Dear friends – colour and light from my home to yours. I wish you a peaceful, happy, healthy solstice. Thanks for sticking with the erratic publishing schedule, and here’s to what can only be a better 2021.
Books to remember from a year you probably want to forget
The legend begins … and ends. The Bavarian king left questions throughout his life, but particularly at its extremities.
Quite possibly the craziest story about Weimar Germany you’ve never heard