Monday, October 10, 2011


"Wilde, again, as always, and more than ever"
(my comment to a photo)

“Nabokov’s works made me follow 
his literary taste almost entirely. 
Marguerite Yourcenar's brilliant
Memoirs of Hadrian changed my spiritual
life. Evelyn Waugh 
is the best literary stylist for me.
Chekhov is my first literary love.
Oscar Wilde is my current icon.”
(Lara Biyuts)

Revue Blanche, which can be called my Oscar Wilde club, has its own iconostasis:

Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock (1860-1895) a Baltic German poet and writer.
Major Lord Henry Arthur George Somerset (1851-1926)
Alfred Waterhouse Somerset Taylor (1962-?)
Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton (1904-1994) a British writer, scholar and dilettante.
Arthur Annesley Ronald Firbank (1886-1926) a British novelist.
Jacob Derk Burchard Anne baron van Heeckeren tot Enghuizen (1792-1884) a Dutch diplomat.
Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768) a German art historian and archaeologist.
Gerard Reve (1923-2006) a Dutch writer.
Roger Peyrefitte (1907-2000) a French diplomat and writer.
Guglielmo Pluschow (1852-1930) the famous photographer.
Baron Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen (1880-1923) a novelist and poet of the early 20th century.

Quintus Aurelius Symmachus as a Venerable Saint of Antinous for his unyielding efforts to uphold the Religion of Antinous in the face of Christian opposition in the late 4th Century AD.

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