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Dino Buzzati, novelist, writer of short stories, I know quite well – one story, about a man hospitalized for some unspecified disease, and moved repeatedly from ward to ward, and level to level, in the hospital according to the supposed severity of said disease, is as Kafkaesque as anything by Kafka. Dino Buzzati, illustrator, not […]

Oh yes, now I remember: I found this avatar of myself at headless chicken. It’s a detail from the BrĂ©viaire de Marie de Savoie, a 15th century illuminated manuscript from Milan. I wonder what I was thinking about?

From Lyrics Pathetic and Humorous from A to Z by Edmund Dulac. You can see all the plates on The lyrics themselves are no great shakes, but the plates are delicious. Via to drown a rose.