Category Archives: Decadence
The demise of Joséphin Péladan, the man behind the modern Rosicrucian revival, 100 years ago today
Three Marcels, two Nutters and a Sissi: imaginary lives and lives beyond imagining.
More books than you can deal with, frankly.
Dead poets, nude dancers, good bohemians, mystical Symbolists, jaded aristocrats, queer courtiers and blind men at play in a realm of dreams and voodoo
Monsieur de Bougrelon covers the waterfront in Jean Lorrain’s singular, intoxicating novella
Occultist poet Berthe de Courrière, who died 100 years ago today
“Even the mummies stand up and walk when they drink Vin Mariani!”
“Every exclusively masculine figure is lacking in grace, every exclusively feminine one is lacking in strength.”
“Women may have faced many limitations in nineteenth-century France, but not everyone played by the rules and Gisèle d’Estoc seems to have broken most of them at one time or another in her colorful life.”