A few book titles from late 2016 you may have missed…
100 years since feckless, frocked-up Felix Yusupov helped eliminate the man who held Russia’s imperial family under his spell
“You are all poets and I’m on the side of death.” It’s Demotivational Quote of the Day brought to you by everyone’s favourite Dadaist nihilist, Jacques Rigaut.
Walking in Berlin, Franz Hessel’s classic non-fiction account of the city in the Weimar era, finally available in English
Klaus Mann entertains gentlemen callers in a new Berlin exhibition which also addresses sister Erika
Monsieur de Bougrelon covers the waterfront in Jean Lorrain’s singular, intoxicating novella
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…
Occultist poet Berthe de Courrière, who died 100 years ago today
Harry Graf Kessler, “one of the most cosmopolitan men who ever lived” (with the world’s worst gaydar)
A stroll through good and evil, light and shadow, life and death, genius and madness, heaven and hell.
Weimar Berlin, the soft opening: the debut of Anita Berber and Valeska Gert, 100 years ago today