Category Archives: Doubles

Doubles: Sybille Schmitz

The inspiration for Fassbinder’s masterpiece, Veronika Voss

Doubles: Sybille Schmitz

The inspiration for Fassbinder’s masterpiece, Veronika Voss

Doubles: R. H. Benson

“He did not exactly aspire to actual creation, but he certainly nourished the notion that several serious mistakes had resulted from his absence during the events described in the first chapter of Genesis.”

Doubles: R. H. Benson

“He did not exactly aspire to actual creation, but he certainly nourished the notion that several serious mistakes had resulted from his absence during the events described in the first chapter of Genesis.”

Doubles: Frederick Rolfe

“He had so completely accepted Chris’s poses in the place of Chris’s soul, that he did not dare to enquire after the latter. They were as formidable footmen who always said ‘Not at home’ with an air of personal grievance.”

Doubles: Frederick Rolfe

“He had so completely accepted Chris’s poses in the place of Chris’s soul, that he did not dare to enquire after the latter. They were as formidable footmen who always said ‘Not at home’ with an air of personal grievance.”

Doubles: Ronald Firbank

“When he giggled, which he did with nervous frequency, his underlip would come to rest below his upper teeth. He held his cigarette between the index and the middle fingers, keeping them outstretched together with the gesture of a male impersonator puffing at a cigar.”

Doubles: Ronald Firbank

“When he giggled, which he did with nervous frequency, his underlip would come to rest below his upper teeth. He held his cigarette between the index and the middle fingers, keeping them outstretched together with the gesture of a male impersonator puffing at a cigar.”

Stranger than fiction

I’m going to look more closely at the phenomenon of real-life individuals appearing in fiction in a feature called ‘Doubles’, holding up the original and the model, looking at the process by which flesh-and-blood becomes embedded in fiction.

Stranger than fiction

I’m going to look more closely at the phenomenon of real-life individuals appearing in fiction in a feature called ‘Doubles’, holding up the original and the model, looking at the process by which flesh-and-blood becomes embedded in fiction.