Friday, June 21, 2019
"A bizarre plant, solitary and covered in bristles" - Borage, Bonaviri and a Recipe
Borage, from the Voynich Manuscript, 15th century This will be a peculiar post for this site, but for a while I’ve been wanting to...
Sunday, May 19, 2019
The Lost World: The Work of Marianne North
In the middle ground, sharply-defined blue mountains that stretch to masses of snow in the distance. A stand of palms in a swamp,...
Thursday, May 2, 2019
“He was pleased; at least there was something here that wasn’t nasty” – Giorgio Scerbanenco’s Milan
Milan (photographer unknown) When it comes to Ukrainian-born Milanese writer Giorgio Scerbanenco, my own embarrassment in discove...
Sunday, April 21, 2019
"A little nest of pebbles in the immensity" - Giani Stuparich's Transcendent "L'Île"
Alexey Vasilyevich Ganzen, "House on the Dalmatian Coast," c. 1900 Triestan writer Giani Stuparich’s L’île (transla...
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