Posts Tagged: A.J.A. Symons

Corvo’s cult century

The greatest asshole who ever lived?

Corvo’s cult century

The greatest asshole who ever lived?

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.”

Benevolent deity

Rolfe became the archetype of a semi-forgotten literary character, stuffed, labelled and musty in the glass cases of the antiquarian, lauded by a small but fervent group of admirers. It is no coincidence that his three major biographers to date have been bibliophiles.

Benevolent deity

Rolfe became the archetype of a semi-forgotten literary character, stuffed, labelled and musty in the glass cases of the antiquarian, lauded by a small but fervent group of admirers. It is no coincidence that his three major biographers to date have been bibliophiles.