19 December 2013

Joséphin Péladan: Cimetière des Batignolles #1

 
The Cimetière des Batignolles is in the 17th arrondissement, and right on the edge of the périphérique.
 
Louis-Adrien Péladan, Joséphin's father, was a journalist with La France littéraire. Joséphin Péladan (1858–1918) himself was an occultist and the writer of many books, In 1884 Péladan published Le Vice suprême, a novel with 'esoteric themes' with a Preface by Barbey d'Aurevilly, which brought him immediate fame at an early age, although his most well known book now is Istar (1888). This whole thing sounds far too Colin Wilsonish for my liking, but I appreciate the colours here.
 
A link to my Verlaine and Breton post:

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Paul Verlaine and André Breton in Batignolles Cemetery

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