Category Archives: Bohemians
A selection of vital and biographically charged pre-World War One fiction from the great Else Lasker-Schüler
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?
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.
Books to remember from a year you probably want to forget
The writer and artist appears at the Bauhaus in Weimar, 100 years ago today
In which we visit Rogomelec and Sealand, the castle of truth and a fern-loved gully
… in which we head further afield and meet Peter Altenberg and some other folk, but honestly, it’s mainly Peter Altenberg.
“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
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.
Ironfoot Jack, Umm Kulthum, Jack Parsons, Harry Crosby… it’s a Strange Flowers Film Festival!