Rachilde’s Symbolist Drama, “Impie Parade” (1890s)

As far as I can tell, Rachilde’s short drama Impie Parade (which I’ve chosen to translate as, “Unholy Pageant”) was never produced on stage, but I’m still digging into that.  The drama was originally published in 1892 Mercure de France, the avant-garde literary review that her husband ran and she assisted with. I recently completed a “fan…

Vintage Laudanum Poster… Not Really

A frequently posted image of a vintage laudanum advertising poster is actually a demonstration of a contemporary font that is available for purchase.