Author Archives: James J. Conway

Places: Schloss Zwickledt

The Austrian manor house where illustrator Alfred Kubin died, 60 years ago today.

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Places: Schloss Zwickledt

The Austrian manor house where illustrator Alfred Kubin died, 60 years ago today.

The Son of Lîlame preview

The Son of Lîlame

The latest Rixdorf Editions title is out, but you can’t buy it. Ever. But you can get it for free!

The Son of Lîlame preview

The Son of Lîlame

The latest Rixdorf Editions title is out, but you can’t buy it. Ever. But you can get it for free!

The Liberace family tree

Happy hundredth birthday to the artist formerly known as Walter Busterkeys

The Liberace family tree

Happy hundredth birthday to the artist formerly known as Walter Busterkeys

August Engelhardt preview image

The sun of God

The strange life of cocovore castaway August Engelhardt, his fictional avatars and his surprising relevance in the present day

August Engelhardt preview image

The sun of God

The strange life of cocovore castaway August Engelhardt, his fictional avatars and his surprising relevance in the present day

Viol d’amor

Happy birthday Count Eric Stenbock

Viol d’amor

Happy birthday Count Eric Stenbock

19 books for 2019

Who needs this many books? You do. YOU need this many books.

19 books for 2019

Who needs this many books? You do. YOU need this many books.

Dying alone is so boring

Jacques Vaché, Surrealist avant la lettre, checked out 100 years ago today

Dying alone is so boring

Jacques Vaché, Surrealist avant la lettre, checked out 100 years ago today

Secret Satan, 2018

Your essential Christmas book list – it’s naughty, it’s nice. Mostly naughty if we’re honest.

Secret Satan, 2018

Your essential Christmas book list – it’s naughty, it’s nice. Mostly naughty if we’re honest.

An unsettling incident

Johannes Baader and one of the very first art interventions, 100 years ago today in Berlin

An unsettling incident

Johannes Baader and one of the very first art interventions, 100 years ago today in Berlin

Adrift

Ironfoot Jack, Umm Kulthum, Jack Parsons, Harry Crosby… it’s a Strange Flowers Film Festival!

Adrift

Ironfoot Jack, Umm Kulthum, Jack Parsons, Harry Crosby… it’s a Strange Flowers Film Festival!

Colette on screen

… along with Mathilde de Morny and Rachilde *squee*

Colette on screen

… along with Mathilde de Morny and Rachilde *squee*

Franziska zu Reventlow (1871-1918)

100 years since the death of the ‘bohemian countess’

Franziska zu Reventlow (1871-1918)

100 years since the death of the ‘bohemian countess’

Death of a magus

The demise of Joséphin Péladan, the man behind the modern Rosicrucian revival, 100 years ago today

Death of a magus

The demise of Joséphin Péladan, the man behind the modern Rosicrucian revival, 100 years ago today

My one, my eternal mate

“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

My one, my eternal mate

“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

Beyond the veil

‘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

Beyond the veil

‘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

“Oh my God. Something’s happened. Lower the curtain”

100 years since the death of Chung Ling Soo (William Robertson)

“Oh my God. Something’s happened. Lower the curtain”

100 years since the death of Chung Ling Soo (William Robertson)

Ludwig der Zweite, König von Bayern

Mad king v. hapless professor in the final round of Weimar cinema

Ludwig der Zweite, König von Bayern

Mad king v. hapless professor in the final round of Weimar cinema

The lonely death of Valeska Gert

“Kitty’s a gourmet, he doesn’t like me anymore …”

The lonely death of Valeska Gert

“Kitty’s a gourmet, he doesn’t like me anymore …”

18 books for 2018

Three Marcels, two Nutters and a Sissi: imaginary lives and lives beyond imagining.

18 books for 2018

Three Marcels, two Nutters and a Sissi: imaginary lives and lives beyond imagining.

Light in the darkness

Decad of Intelligence, a newly rediscovered work by Ithell Colquhoun

Light in the darkness

Decad of Intelligence, a newly rediscovered work by Ithell Colquhoun