Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Lobsters and Lobstermen

One of many literary anniversaries this year is the bicentenary of the birth of the great French poet Gerard de Nerval. The Wikipedia entry includes a deep and balanced discussion of the lobster question - regulars might recall my small tribute to the lobster-loving poet on the new legendary
quiz night. What is more worrying is mention of Flanders and Swann's comic version (!!) of Je Suis le Tenebreux - at which the mind boggles beyond boggling. Richard Holmes, in Footsteps, gives a brilliant account of de Nerval.