Posts Tagged: Raymond Roussel

The Pepys of sleep

Michel Leiris’s 1961 dream diary, Nights as Day, Days as Night

The Pepys of sleep

Michel Leiris’s 1961 dream diary, Nights as Day, Days as Night

New impressions

A home-ground shout-out for “the vast childish and sometimes cruel theater that is the universe of Raymond Roussel”.

New impressions

A home-ground shout-out for “the vast childish and sometimes cruel theater that is the universe of Raymond Roussel”.

Star-Shaped Biscuit

“…a confusion of stories, invisible presences, angels and devils, interior monologues and passages quoting either directly or obliquely from Dora Maar, and from other stories of island exile and haunting…”

Star-Shaped Biscuit

“…a confusion of stories, invisible presences, angels and devils, interior monologues and passages quoting either directly or obliquely from Dora Maar, and from other stories of island exile and haunting…”

Places: Grand Hotel et des Palmes

There is something weirdly moving about this meticulous list of drugs with names like Saturnian moons (“Phanodorme”, “Veronidin”, “Sonéryl”), recorded along with their effects (“slept 12¼ hours”, “euphoria all day”, “confused euphoria”).

Places: Grand Hotel et des Palmes

There is something weirdly moving about this meticulous list of drugs with names like Saturnian moons (“Phanodorme”, “Veronidin”, “Sonéryl”), recorded along with their effects (“slept 12¼ hours”, “euphoria all day”, “confused euphoria”).

Impressions de la Haute Mongolie

As part of its “Artists and Filmmakers” programme, documenta is showing the 1976 film Impressions de la Haute Mongolie, made by Salvador Dalí and José Montes-Baquer and partly inspired by Raymond Roussel.

Impressions de la Haute Mongolie

As part of its “Artists and Filmmakers” programme, documenta is showing the 1976 film Impressions de la Haute Mongolie, made by Salvador Dalí and José Montes-Baquer and partly inspired by Raymond Roussel.

More impressions

Some more images from the exhibition Locus Solus: Impresiones de Raymond Roussel.

More impressions

Some more images from the exhibition Locus Solus: Impresiones de Raymond Roussel.

Locus Solus. Impresiones de Raymond Roussel

It is unlikely that the museum will be erecting crowd-control barriers at any point in the show’s run, but if renown were measured by the aggregated prestige rather than numerical total of one’s followers, Raymond Roussel would be a near-household name.

Locus Solus. Impresiones de Raymond Roussel

It is unlikely that the museum will be erecting crowd-control barriers at any point in the show’s run, but if renown were measured by the aggregated prestige rather than numerical total of one’s followers, Raymond Roussel would be a near-household name.

Catching up

Body Sweats, a collection of writings by Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, is a capital B capital D Big Deal in the shadow world of Strange Flowers. I’ve leafed through 2011’s back pages to see what else I’ve missed (or in some cases, forgotten) of the year’s books.

Catching up

Body Sweats, a collection of writings by Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, is a capital B capital D Big Deal in the shadow world of Strange Flowers. I’ve leafed through 2011’s back pages to see what else I’ve missed (or in some cases, forgotten) of the year’s books.

Dress-down Friday: Raymond Roussel

In his costume as in his travels, Raymond Roussel was drawn to the exotic and the unknown, though for this son of privilege the life of a chambermaid was as exotic as anything he found in the South Seas.

Dress-down Friday: Raymond Roussel

In his costume as in his travels, Raymond Roussel was drawn to the exotic and the unknown, though for this son of privilege the life of a chambermaid was as exotic as anything he found in the South Seas.

On the road with Raymond Roussel

Whether it was his lifelong correspondence with the Tahitian royal family, his habit of fasting for days on end or his phobia of tunnels, Roussel boasted a generous portfolio of quirks. For now, I’m going to concentrate on just one: his extraordinary RV.

On the road with Raymond Roussel

Whether it was his lifelong correspondence with the Tahitian royal family, his habit of fasting for days on end or his phobia of tunnels, Roussel boasted a generous portfolio of quirks. For now, I’m going to concentrate on just one: his extraordinary RV.