La Casati

”The door to the room where we sat chatting suddenly opened. A dead woman entered. Her superb body was modelling a dress of white satin that was wrapped around her like a shroud and dragged behind her. A bouquet of orchids hid her breast. Her hair was red and her complexion livid like alabaster. Her face was devoured by two enormous eyes, whose black pupils almost overwhelmed her mouth painted a red so vivid that it seemed like a strip of coagulated blood. In her arms, she carried a baby leopard. It was the Marchesa Casati.” (Gabriel-Louis Pringué)


”Luisa Casati should be shot, stuffed and displayed in a glass case.” (Augustus John)


Väntar spänt på att boken ska anlända från tryckeriet. Förmår inte längre koncentrera mig på Mallarmé.

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