Category Archives: Bohemians

22 books for 2022

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?

22 books for 2022

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?

Secret Satan, 2021 part 2

Dreaming rebels, dames and showgirls, emphatic queers and seekers of the Elysian Fields

Secret Satan, 2021 part 2

Dreaming rebels, dames and showgirls, emphatic queers and seekers of the Elysian Fields

Secret Satan, 2021 part 1

From Romanian avant-garde Elvis to all the Swedish anarchist Sufi Post-Impressionsists you can imagine

Secret Satan, 2021 part 1

From Romanian avant-garde Elvis to all the Swedish anarchist Sufi Post-Impressionsists you can imagine

Papa Hamlet preview

Introducing Papa Hamlet

My latest translation for Rixdorf Editions, in case you’ve been wondering why things have been quiet around here …

Papa Hamlet preview

Introducing Papa Hamlet

My latest translation for Rixdorf Editions, in case you’ve been wondering why things have been quiet around here …

Summer* reading list

A selection of beach reads – only some of them ironically so!

Summer* reading list

A selection of beach reads – only some of them ironically so!

The bohemian countess and her foster fatherland

Writer Franziska zu Reventlow and a warning about heedless nationalism on the 150th anniversary of her birth

The bohemian countess and her foster fatherland

Writer Franziska zu Reventlow and a warning about heedless nationalism on the 150th anniversary of her birth

21 books for 2021

A selection of works with which to while away your second or third lockdown.

21 books for 2021

A selection of works with which to while away your second or third lockdown.

Secret Satan, 2020

Books to remember from a year you probably want to forget

Secret Satan, 2020

Books to remember from a year you probably want to forget

Dear King of Holland

Else Lasker-Schüler returns to the Brandenburg Gate. Unfortunately, she’s not alone …

Dear King of Holland

Else Lasker-Schüler returns to the Brandenburg Gate. Unfortunately, she’s not alone …

Else Lasker-Schüler, 1920

The writer and artist appears at the Bauhaus in Weimar, 100 years ago today

Else Lasker-Schüler, 1920

The writer and artist appears at the Bauhaus in Weimar, 100 years ago today

20 books for 2020

In which we visit Rogomelec and Sealand, the castle of truth and a fern-loved gully

20 books for 2020

In which we visit Rogomelec and Sealand, the castle of truth and a fern-loved gully

Love among the ruins

The sublime Leonor Fini, plus cats. All the cats.

Love among the ruins

The sublime Leonor Fini, plus cats. All the cats.

Strange Flowers guide to Vienna, part 2

… in which we head further afield and meet Peter Altenberg and some other folk, but honestly, it’s mainly Peter Altenberg.

Strange Flowers guide to Vienna, part 2

… in which we head further afield and meet Peter Altenberg and some other folk, but honestly, it’s mainly Peter Altenberg.

Secret Satan, 2019 translation edition

“We are both monarch and victim in a gothic simulation illuminated by sombre flashes of sardonic rhetoric.” Which is nice.

Secret Satan, 2019 translation edition

“We are both monarch and victim in a gothic simulation illuminated by sombre flashes of sardonic rhetoric.” Which is nice.

Secret Satan, 2019

From clean-lined architects to Dirty Helen Cromwell the potty-mouthed barkeep – let us join hands and make contact with the fabulous.

Secret Satan, 2019

From clean-lined architects to Dirty Helen Cromwell the potty-mouthed barkeep – let us join hands and make contact with the fabulous.

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.

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.

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!

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’