Category Archives: Books

16 books for (what’s left of) 2016

Finally…

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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

Corvo’s cult century

The greatest asshole who ever lived?

Corvo’s cult century

The greatest asshole who ever lived?

The Soldier with No Name

Claude Cahun, on screen and in print

The Soldier with No Name

Claude Cahun, on screen and in print

Kubin the writer

The sole literary effort from a master of dark illustrations

Kubin the writer

The sole literary effort from a master of dark illustrations

Nice Guys Don’t Work in Hollywood

“A story about the battle between art and business, from a man torn between both worlds who lived to tell the tale.”

Nice Guys Don’t Work in Hollywood

“A story about the battle between art and business, from a man torn between both worlds who lived to tell the tale.”

Fragments in Motion

Valeska Gert, as seen by herself and others.

Fragments in Motion

Valeska Gert, as seen by herself and others.

Tiergarten

An exiled Walter Benjamin recalls his childhood in the city to which he was never to return.

Tiergarten

An exiled Walter Benjamin recalls his childhood in the city to which he was never to return.

Best-Kept Boy in the World

…being the story of Denham Fouts, “muse to Truman Capote, Gore Vidal and Christopher Isherwood”

Best-Kept Boy in the World

…being the story of Denham Fouts, “muse to Truman Capote, Gore Vidal and Christopher Isherwood”