Category Archives: Died this day

Places: Schloss Zwickledt

The Austrian manor house where illustrator Alfred Kubin died, 60 years ago today.

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Places: Schloss Zwickledt

The Austrian manor house where illustrator Alfred Kubin died, 60 years ago today.

August Engelhardt preview image

The sun of God

The strange life of cocovore castaway August Engelhardt, his fictional avatars and his surprising relevance in the present day

August Engelhardt preview image

The sun of God

The strange life of cocovore castaway August Engelhardt, his fictional avatars and his surprising relevance in the present day

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.

Dying alone is so boring

Jacques Vaché, Surrealist avant la lettre, checked out 100 years ago today

Dying alone is so boring

Jacques Vaché, Surrealist avant la lettre, checked out 100 years ago today

Colette on screen

… along with Mathilde de Morny and Rachilde *squee*

Colette on screen

… along with Mathilde de Morny and Rachilde *squee*

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’

Death of a magus

The demise of Joséphin Péladan, the man behind the modern Rosicrucian revival, 100 years ago today

Death of a magus

The demise of Joséphin Péladan, the man behind the modern Rosicrucian revival, 100 years ago today

“Oh my God. Something’s happened. Lower the curtain”

100 years since the death of Chung Ling Soo (William Robertson)

“Oh my God. Something’s happened. Lower the curtain”

100 years since the death of Chung Ling Soo (William Robertson)

The lonely death of Valeska Gert

“Kitty’s a gourmet, he doesn’t like me anymore …”

The lonely death of Valeska Gert

“Kitty’s a gourmet, he doesn’t like me anymore …”

Dormition of the Heathen Madonna

Fanny zu Reventlow, the “bohemian countess” of Munich around 1900

Dormition of the Heathen Madonna

Fanny zu Reventlow, the “bohemian countess” of Munich around 1900

Pearls: Octave Mirbeau

The great provocateur of French letters, who died 100 years ago today

Pearls: Octave Mirbeau

The great provocateur of French letters, who died 100 years ago today

Mysterious corners of shade

Occultist poet Berthe de Courrière, who died 100 years ago today

Mysterious corners of shade

Occultist poet Berthe de Courrière, who died 100 years ago today

The Kaiser of Utopia

German writer Paul Scheerbart, who died 100 years ago today

The Kaiser of Utopia

German writer Paul Scheerbart, who died 100 years ago today

The quest for Stenbock

David Tibet on the immortal Decadent count, who died on this day in 1895.

The quest for Stenbock

David Tibet on the immortal Decadent count, who died on this day in 1895.

Royally buzzed

“Even the mummies stand up and walk when they drink Vin Mariani!”

Royally buzzed

“Even the mummies stand up and walk when they drink Vin Mariani!”

Evening colours

The last station in the life of Else Lasker-Schüler

Evening colours

The last station in the life of Else Lasker-Schüler

Ade, altes Frauenzimmer

German actress Luise Rainer (1910-2014)

Ade, altes Frauenzimmer

German actress Luise Rainer (1910-2014)