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Current Reading: Sex, Surrealism, Dali and Me : The Memoirs of Carlos Lozano : Authored by Clifford Thurlow

Carlos Lozano posing for Salvador Dali.Carlos Lozano posing for Salvador Dali.

"I was very eccentric with all my haberdashery gear, my long hair and I knew that he was

Current Reading: Globes Spheres Volume II: Macrospherology By Peter Sloterdijk Translated by Wieland Hoban

Peter Sloterdijk has been one of Germany's best-known philosophers for 30 years.Peter Sloterdijk has been one of Germany's best-known philosophers for 30 years.

All history is the history of struggles for spheric expansion.
--from Globes

CURRENT READING: THE LANGUAGE OF FASHION: ROLAND BARTHES

Chanel, it is said, keeps fashion on the edge of barbarism all the more to overwhelm it with all the values of the classical.Chanel, it is said, keeps fashion on the edge of barbarism all the more to overwhelm it with all the values of the classical.

If today you open a history of our literature, you should find there the name of a new classical author: Coco

EAGERLY Anticipating:TOM HOUSE: Tom of Finland in Los Angeles By Michael Reynolds : RIZZOLI

Ph: Martyn Thompson© Tom House: Tom of Finland in Los Angeles by Michael Reynolds, Rizzoli New York, 2016.Ph: Martyn Thompson© Tom House: Tom of Finland in Los Angeles by Michael Reynolds, Rizzoli New York, 2016.

The beautiful people at Rizzoli and

Current Reading: The Traveller's Tree: Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh FermorPatrick Leigh Fermor

There is a running allegation that Patrick Leigh Fermor was not only the single greatest travel writer of the 20th century

Current Reading: Frantic : Lynn Francis

What TI wouldn't give to have a drink with this author, next time in London.What TI wouldn't give to have a drink with this author, next time in London.

It's a criminal act, I think that Frances Lynn's click-perfect

Current Reading : Diplomatic Conclusions: Roger Peyrefitte

'Diplomatic Conclusions', shadows the real-instances of Peyrefitte's diplomatic career in Vichy-era France.'Diplomatic Conclusions', shadows the real-instances of Peyrefitte's diplomatic career in Vichy-era France.

This seminal novelist was best summarized by the legendary Amanda Lear ( who married Peyrefitte's "secretary", Alain-Philippe Malagnacshe), as follows,

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.

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