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Current Reading: Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen : Le Baiser de Narcisse. Paris, Librairie Léon Vanier, éditeur, A. Messein

Ce beau portrait de l'adolescent Milès orne le dernier chapitre de ce bel ouvrage de Fersen.Ce beau portrait de l'adolescent Milès orne le dernier chapitre de ce bel ouvrage de Fersen.

En 1912, un nouvelle édition du Baisser de Narcisse, est donnée par

Current Reading : Nocturnes for the King of Naples : Edmund White

Cover art by Mel Odom.Cover art by Mel Odom.

“If a lady were to ask me I’d say love dwells in memory, moves in memory, is formed by memory, just as the evening light was formed in the curtains that screened it—but no lady asks.”

Nocturnes for the King of Naples, Edmund White . Cover art by Mel Odom.

Current Reading: Sacai A-Z : Rizzoli

Lavishly illustrated with over 200 photographs and in-depth essays by fashion journalists and collaborators.Lavishly illustrated with over 200 photographs and in-depth essays by fashion journalists and collaborators.

The first comprehensive and highly personal look into the work of Sacai,

Current Reading: The Passion Of Michel Foucault: James Miller : Simon and Schuster,

Miller grounds Foucault historically, both in terms of the social turmoil of France in the 60's and 70's.Miller grounds Foucault historically, both in terms of the social turmoil of France in the 60's and 70's.

Michel Foucault scared the shit out of me

Current Reading:L'Agonie : Jean Lombard:

Although almost completely forgotten today, Lombard  influenced contemporaries such as Rachilde and Jean LorrainAlthough almost completely forgotten today, Lombard influenced contemporaries such as Rachilde and Jean Lorrain

In L'Agonie, Lombard connects the Elagabal cult to an ideal of

Current Reading: The InfraRed Summer: Joseph Lally

Joseph Lally : Challenging the values of narrativity in  fashion!Joseph Lally : Challenging the values of narrativity in fashion!

"We live in the white on white hotel in South Beach,

Current Reading: Reflections on Japanese Taste: The Structure of Iki by Kuki Shuzo

Kuki's preference for late Edo culture has impressed many a reader as eccentric, if not perverse.Kuki's preference for late Edo culture has impressed many a reader as eccentric, if not perverse.

Kuki Shuzo was a cosmopolitan member of an early twentieth-century modernising elite in Japan.

Current Reading: Sade, My Neighbour: Pierre Klossowski

In Bastille where the Marquis de Sade weathered his long imprisonment,   witnessing approximately 1800 decapitationsIn Bastille where the Marquis de Sade weathered his long imprisonment, witnessing approximately 1800 decapitations

Well here we go again, me with my unrehabitable fetish for all things Klossowski. This time around, this seminal thinker is throwing acid by

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