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About my library"Du musst Chaos in dir haben, um einen tanzenden Stern zu gebären"

- Nietzsche

"Like the dung heap--like the processional phantasmagoria of cloud formations--art captures the life that houses the death at the heart of things."

- Robert Ziegler

Bellica pax, vulnus dulce, suave malum.

- John Gower

A faint, a fitful reflex! Whether it be from light of sun or of moon, sole repercussum aut radiantis imagine lunæ---the glimmer of a vivifying or of a phantom day---may scarcely be for us to know. But never yet has the universe proved smaller than the conceptions of man, whose farthest, deepest speculation has only found within him yet profounder abysses---without, a more unfathomable heaven.

- Frederick W. H. Myers

GroupsFans of Russian authors, Literatura en Espanol, Narrativa decadente, Rare, Old or Offbeat, Roberto Arlt and River Boat Books, The Chapel of the Abyss, The Hashish Club, The Rabble Discuss Cabell: James Branch Cabell &c

Favorite authorsLeonid Andreyev, Guillaume Apollinaire, Pío Baroja, Maxwell Bodenheim, Robert Briffault, Valery Bryusov, Charles Bukowski, Mikhail Bulgakov, James Branch Cabell, Giacomo Girolamo Casanova, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Anton Chekhov, Brendan Connell, John Cournos, Aleister Crowley, Rubén Darío, Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, Benjamin De Casseres, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Lawrence Durrell, Hanns Heinz Ewers, John Fante, Élie Faure, Théophile Gautier, Knut Hamsun, Lafcadio Hearn, Michel Houellebecq, Aldous Huxley, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Robert Irwin, C. G. Jung, Heinrich von Kleist, Vladimir Korolenko, Aleksandr Kuprin, Bernard Lazare, Vernon Lee, Mikhail Lermontov, Jean Lorrain, Pierre Loti, Pierre Louÿs, Alexandru Macedonski, Guy de Maupassant, H. L. Mencken, Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky, Henry Miller, Friedrich Nietzsche, Renzo Novatore, George Orwell, Jan Potocki, Alexander Pushkin, Marquis de Sade, Mark SaFranko, Edgar Saltus, Arthur Schopenhauer, William Seabrook, Fyodor Sologub, Oswald Spengler, Stendhal, Alexander Theroux, Leo Tolstoy, B. Traven, Ivan Turgenev, Jane de la Vaudère, George Sylvester Viereck, Gabrielle Wittkop, Émile Zola (Shared favorites)

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Currently readingThe New Mencken Letters by H. L. Mencken
The Neo-Decadent Cookbook by Brendan Connell

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