Category Archives: Paris

La vie en Palais Rose

The collection of Boni de Castellane and Anna Gould

La vie en Palais Rose

The collection of Boni de Castellane and Anna Gould

17-plus books for 2017

Dead poets, nude dancers, good bohemians, mystical Symbolists, jaded aristocrats, queer courtiers and blind men at play in a realm of dreams and voodoo

17-plus books for 2017

Dead poets, nude dancers, good bohemians, mystical Symbolists, jaded aristocrats, queer courtiers and blind men at play in a realm of dreams and voodoo

Late entries

A few book titles from late 2016 you may have missed…

Late entries

A few book titles from late 2016 you may have missed…

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…

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…

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

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

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…”

Toot toot, hey, beep beep

Jean Lorrain will take you where you want to go

Toot toot, hey, beep beep

Jean Lorrain will take you where you want to go

Hotel Sordide

“Fouts got Prince Paul on the line, and had him send over ‘one of those royal guards in ballet skirts with something for us to smoke…We got royally stoned'”

Hotel Sordide

“Fouts got Prince Paul on the line, and had him send over ‘one of those royal guards in ballet skirts with something for us to smoke…We got royally stoned'”

L’Atlantique noir

Nancy Cunard returns to Paris

L’Atlantique noir

Nancy Cunard returns to Paris

14 books for 2014

Books, books, books – dirty and otherwise

14 books for 2014

Books, books, books – dirty and otherwise

Georges Bottini | Lorrain illustrations

Creatures of the Parisian night in a 1904 novel by Jean Lorrain

Georges Bottini | Lorrain illustrations

Creatures of the Parisian night in a 1904 novel by Jean Lorrain

Wild hearts at midnight

Flickering lanterns in the Temple d’Amitié…

Wild hearts at midnight

Flickering lanterns in the Temple d’Amitié…

Poison

Surrealist mugging from Meret Oppenheim and Man Ray

Poison

Surrealist mugging from Meret Oppenheim and Man Ray