Heavenly Girl

Aleksandra Waliszewska – from Frank T. Zumbachs Mysterious World

Agapeta is today 4 years old, and this is its 315th post. Readers come and go, and things have been quiet lately: few likes and comments, and almost no troll. For instance, the number of daily views dropped during the last 40 days of 2018, and rose again at the beginning of 2019.

From April 2017 to June 2018, the posting frequency was one article every 5 days; in July 2018 it slightly slowed down to one every 6 days. Since the beginning of 2019, it has decreased further to one every 8 days, and I cannot guarantee to maintain any fixed frequency in the future. Indeed, I have nearly exhausted all relevant material I knew about, and it becomes ever more difficult to find works by other authors, artists and musicians fitting the topics of Agapeta. Unfortunately, I got only a small number of useful suggestions from readers. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…


Eric Stenbock: The Egg of the Albatross

Northern royal albatross on the Otago Peninsula – from travel.nine.com.au

This is the 300th post of Agapeta, and I will present here something very special.

Eric Stenbock published in 1894 a collection of 7 short studies, Studies of Death, subtitled Romantic Tales. As indicated by the title, most of these stories are macabre, ending in the death of some protagonists. For a hundred years this book was quite forgotten, and almost unobtainable, until the Durtro publishing house republished it in 1996, adding to it the short story “The Other Side: A Breton Legend,” which had originally been published separately in The Spirit Lamp (Vol. IV, No. 2 June 1893). CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Minou Drouet : Je n’avais qu’un ami

Reynolds, Joshua; Miss Jane Bowles; The Wallace Collection; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/miss-jane-bowles-209377

Sir Joshua Reynolds – Miss Jane Bowles (c.1775) – The Wallace Collection

Enfant extrêmement sensible, Minou Drouet eut à souffrir de la cruauté aveugle des adultes, non seulement à travers les attaques contre elle dans les médias, comme je l’ai expliqué dans mes précédents articles, mais aussi dans la sévérité de son éducation. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…