Posts Tagged: Oscar Wilde

Yes we can-can

Louise Weber had already come so far down in the world; as she lay dying in 1929 she feared that death would not end her descent. “I do not want to go to hell,” she told her priest. “Father will God forgive me? I am La Goulue.”

Yes we can-can

Louise Weber had already come so far down in the world; as she lay dying in 1929 she feared that death would not end her descent. “I do not want to go to hell,” she told her priest. “Father will God forgive me? I am La Goulue.”

The real Dorian Gray

John Gray’s poetry appeared in deluxe editions which, like Gray himself, were often more notable for their attractive exteriors rather than their literary greatness.

The real Dorian Gray

John Gray’s poetry appeared in deluxe editions which, like Gray himself, were often more notable for their attractive exteriors rather than their literary greatness.

Float like a butterfly, sting like a butterfly

Poet Arthur Cravan, capitalising on his 100-kilo bulk, took up boxing in a bid for attention. It was not, it must be said, a pursuit from which he emerged bathed in glory.

Float like a butterfly, sting like a butterfly

Poet Arthur Cravan, capitalising on his 100-kilo bulk, took up boxing in a bid for attention. It was not, it must be said, a pursuit from which he emerged bathed in glory.

At home with Alfred Jarry

Jarry has few equals in the field of literary eccentrics. The bizarre, grotesque lead character of his play Ubu Roi was not just his most revolutionary creation, it was the inspiration for his own persona.

At home with Alfred Jarry

Jarry has few equals in the field of literary eccentrics. The bizarre, grotesque lead character of his play Ubu Roi was not just his most revolutionary creation, it was the inspiration for his own persona.