Of Kings and Things - Count Stenbock
Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock (1860-1895) was at the heart of the Decadent Movement, and this book is a selection of his poems and short stories, replete with queer, supernatural and satanic themes. Stenbock was a friend of Aubrey Beardsley, a patron of the pre-Raphaelite artist Simeon Solomon, and a contemporary of Oscar Wilde; aptly enough, he died at 36 of opium and alcohol addictions. This book of stories is one which will deepen your apprection of occult literature, decadent prose and dark writing.
London, Strange Attractor Press, 2018. Paperback, xxxvi 319 pages. New.