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Franz Hessel v Oscar A. H. Schmitz in the world series of dandyish Francophile German writers

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Incoming

Franz Hessel v Oscar A. H. Schmitz in the world series of dandyish Francophile German writers

Thedore Wratislaw: Fragments of a Life

D.J. Sheppard’s highly recommended biography of the elusive 1890s poet

Thedore Wratislaw: Fragments of a Life

D.J. Sheppard’s highly recommended biography of the elusive 1890s poet

The Surreal Century of Leonora Carrington

The belatedly recognised artist and writer, born 100 years ago today

The Surreal Century of Leonora Carrington

The belatedly recognised artist and writer, born 100 years ago today

The Pepys of sleep

Michel Leiris’s 1961 dream diary, Nights as Day, Days as Night

The Pepys of sleep

Michel Leiris’s 1961 dream diary, Nights as Day, Days as Night

17-plus books for 2017

Dead poets, nude dancers, good bohemians, mystical Symbolists, jaded aristocrats, queer courtiers and blind men at play in a realm of dreams and voodoo

17-plus books for 2017

Dead poets, nude dancers, good bohemians, mystical Symbolists, jaded aristocrats, queer courtiers and blind men at play in a realm of dreams and voodoo

Late entries

A few book titles from late 2016 you may have missed…

Late entries

A few book titles from late 2016 you may have missed…

Walking in a Weimar wonderland

Walking in Berlin, Franz Hessel’s classic non-fiction account of the city in the Weimar era, finally available in English

Walking in a Weimar wonderland

Walking in Berlin, Franz Hessel’s classic non-fiction account of the city in the Weimar era, finally available in English

A dandy in aspic

Monsieur de Bougrelon covers the waterfront in Jean Lorrain’s singular, intoxicating novella

A dandy in aspic

Monsieur de Bougrelon covers the waterfront in Jean Lorrain’s singular, intoxicating novella

Romaine Brooks: A Life

Cassandra Langer discusses her biography of the great 20th century portraitist

Romaine Brooks: A Life

Cassandra Langer discusses her biography of the great 20th century portraitist

The King of Failures

Arthur Cravan returns to Berlin

The King of Failures

Arthur Cravan returns to Berlin

15 books for 2015

Bricktop, Baron Corvo and Bertolt Brecht join a cast of…oh, about two dozen

15 books for 2015

Bricktop, Baron Corvo and Bertolt Brecht join a cast of…oh, about two dozen

Places: Crowley’s Berlin

The Great Beast witnesses the Weimar twilight

Places: Crowley’s Berlin

The Great Beast witnesses the Weimar twilight

Pages: The Play of Hadrian VII

Frederick Rolfe and his pontifical delusions

Pages: The Play of Hadrian VII

Frederick Rolfe and his pontifical delusions

AB is back again

The gamut of Anita Berber’s radical choreography in a 12-day programme

AB is back again

The gamut of Anita Berber’s radical choreography in a 12-day programme

Enemy of the average

Gathering strange flowers from Lotusland to Berlin

Enemy of the average

Gathering strange flowers from Lotusland to Berlin

Pages: Sheila

“The Australian ingenue who bewitched British society”

Pages: Sheila

“The Australian ingenue who bewitched British society”

14 books for 2014

Books, books, books – dirty and otherwise

14 books for 2014

Books, books, books – dirty and otherwise