Category Archives: Networking

Working the room

British poet David Gascoyne, born 100 years ago today, lets his dinner – and his date – go cold as he pursues Charles Henri Ford into the Montparnassian night…

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Working the room

British poet David Gascoyne, born 100 years ago today, lets his dinner – and his date – go cold as he pursues Charles Henri Ford into the Montparnassian night…

Flaneur through modernity

Harry Graf Kessler, “one of the most cosmopolitan men who ever lived” (with the world’s worst gaydar)

Flaneur through modernity

Harry Graf Kessler, “one of the most cosmopolitan men who ever lived” (with the world’s worst gaydar)

Artists and Prophets

A secret history of visionaries, provocateurs and al fresco evangelists

Artists and Prophets

A secret history of visionaries, provocateurs and al fresco evangelists

Befuddled oracle

A “presence rather than a human being”: Princess Violette Murat

Befuddled oracle

A “presence rather than a human being”: Princess Violette Murat

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

C’est Fini

“We feel you like the same things we do, strange and fantastic things…”

C’est Fini

“We feel you like the same things we do, strange and fantastic things…”

Meanwhile, on Whale Cay…

Remembering “the fastest woman on water”, Joe Carstairs

Meanwhile, on Whale Cay…

Remembering “the fastest woman on water”, Joe Carstairs

Mühsam meets Meyrink

“It must have been around midnight…”

Mühsam meets Meyrink

“It must have been around midnight…”

Wild hearts at midnight

Flickering lanterns in the Temple d’Amitié…

Wild hearts at midnight

Flickering lanterns in the Temple d’Amitié…

Circles: Charles Henri Ford

His influence and relationships ranged from the Surrealists and the interwar expat community in Paris through to the Beats and the Factory, connections which he carried right into the 21st century.

Circles: Charles Henri Ford

His influence and relationships ranged from the Surrealists and the interwar expat community in Paris through to the Beats and the Factory, connections which he carried right into the 21st century.

Lady Ottoline Morrell | photographic portraits

Her photographs, pasted into albums and never intended for a wide audience, nonetheless bear eloquent witness to a life lived in fine company

Lady Ottoline Morrell | photographic portraits

Her photographs, pasted into albums and never intended for a wide audience, nonetheless bear eloquent witness to a life lived in fine company

Pages: Passionate Attitudes

“Beardsley, like ‘decadence’, was new, diseased and curious in form – and, like the century, he was hastening towards his end.”

Pages: Passionate Attitudes

“Beardsley, like ‘decadence’, was new, diseased and curious in form – and, like the century, he was hastening towards his end.”

Dress-down Friday: Harry Graf Kessler

“He attached great importance to dressing well, considering his friend Richard Dehmel’s predilection for gaudy ties to be something of a moral failing.”

Dress-down Friday: Harry Graf Kessler

“He attached great importance to dressing well, considering his friend Richard Dehmel’s predilection for gaudy ties to be something of a moral failing.”

Circles: Erika and Klaus Mann

Just an everyday tale of boy meets girl, boy marries girl, boy has affair with other boy whose sister is having an affair with his wife, said affair being the subject of a thinly-veiled play by the other boy in which all four protagonists perform. Shall we begin?

Circles: Erika and Klaus Mann

Just an everyday tale of boy meets girl, boy marries girl, boy has affair with other boy whose sister is having an affair with his wife, said affair being the subject of a thinly-veiled play by the other boy in which all four protagonists perform. Shall we begin?

Circles: Fanny zu Reventlow

The “Cosmic Countess” serves as a fairly arbitrary mid-point around which to gather some of the key figures who made the Bavarian capital one of Europe’s most exciting, progressive cities at the beginning of the 20th century.

Circles: Fanny zu Reventlow

The “Cosmic Countess” serves as a fairly arbitrary mid-point around which to gather some of the key figures who made the Bavarian capital one of Europe’s most exciting, progressive cities at the beginning of the 20th century.