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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.

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: 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.

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