Category Archives: Pearls

Pearls: Octave Mirbeau

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

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Pearls: Octave Mirbeau

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

Pearls: Erika Mann

“An investigation has been going on that could not help casting doubts upon my character…”

Pearls: Erika Mann

“An investigation has been going on that could not help casting doubts upon my character…”

Pearls: Gertrude Stein

“The one thing that everybody wants is to be free…”

Pearls: Gertrude Stein

“The one thing that everybody wants is to be free…”

Pearls: Aubrey Beardsley

“I see everything in a grotesque way…”

Pearls: Aubrey Beardsley

“I see everything in a grotesque way…”

Pearls: Ludwig II

A full moon, Friday the 13th supplication from Montesquiou’s “13th Caesar” a.k.a. Rex Luna

Pearls: Ludwig II

A full moon, Friday the 13th supplication from Montesquiou’s “13th Caesar” a.k.a. Rex Luna

Pearls: Paul Bowles

“I think we all really thrive on hostility…”

Pearls: Paul Bowles

“I think we all really thrive on hostility…”

Pearls: Sacheverell Sitwell

The youngest Sitwell finds room in his heart for someone other than himself

Pearls: Sacheverell Sitwell

The youngest Sitwell finds room in his heart for someone other than himself

Pearls: Jeffrey Eugenides

“People stopped being people in 1913.”

Pearls: Jeffrey Eugenides

“People stopped being people in 1913.”

Pearls: Osbert Sitwell

“Poetry is like fish…”

Pearls: Osbert Sitwell

“Poetry is like fish…”

Pearls: Martha Gellhorn

War, huh, yeah. What is it good for. Absolutely nothing. Uh-huh. War, huh, yeah. What is it good for. Absolutely nothing. Say it again, y’all.

Pearls: Martha Gellhorn

War, huh, yeah. What is it good for. Absolutely nothing. Uh-huh. War, huh, yeah. What is it good for. Absolutely nothing. Say it again, y’all.