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trieffiewiles
05-09-2010, 02:18 PM
Occasionally I stumble upon some interesting website pertaining in some way to this style of expressive writing that started in for the most part in France. I've not yet seen anything quite matching what I am about to suggest for this thread as of yet, so here goes. If I happen upon any interesting site involving the work of the Decadents, any crucial works which inspired their formation, or any page dripping with an atmosphere of immaculately corruptive symbolism or surrealism that may have suited a Decadent's doomed and ever-hungry palette, then I will leave a doorway to that particular place in this particular place, with a taste of what is to come should any wish to pass through. Of course anyone else should by all means do the same if they find any interesting places themselves.

This site, dedicated to the illustrated text of Flaubert's Salammbo, http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/ - the succubus/aristocratic heroine of long-lost Carthage, I found via John Coulthart's always informative blog- http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/.

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/lagneau20a.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/druillet2a.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/lagneau41a.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/rochegrosse59.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/blaine87a.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/swyncop89a.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/roubillefrontispicea.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/lagneau241a.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/gabriel_ferrier%27s_salammbo_1899a.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/lobelriche208a.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/noel385a.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/blaine283a.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/swyncop267a.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/lagneau373a.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/mackey249a.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/poirson340a.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/lagneau431a.jpg

http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rberrong/turn/salammbo/lagneau444a.jpg

bendk
05-10-2010, 06:46 PM
Fascinating images. I especially like the ones of Moloch. I didn't know that Mahlon Blaine illustrated Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert. I just ordered a copy, because he is one of my favorite book illustrators. Here are a few more images of Moloch.

Moloch is either the name of a god or the name of a particular kind of sacrifice associated with fire. Moloch was historically affiliated with cultures throughout the Middle East, including the Ammonite, Hebrew, Canaanite, Phoenician and related cultures in North Africa and the Levant.

In modern English usage, "Moloch" can refer derivatively to any person or thing which demands or requires costly sacrifices.

http://www.carm.org/images/1722_moloch.gif

http://www.freemasonrywatch.org/pics/moloch.jpg


http://people.virginia.edu/~sfr/enam312/moloch.jpg


I wish I could have found a bigger image of this one by Jason Van Hollander.


http://pics.librarything.com/picsizes/c7/e9/c7e9dcb0bdc93335938506956674141414c3441.jpg

shivering
05-11-2010, 06:31 AM
Philippe Druillet's version of Salammbo is not in print, but still available in French without too much searching, I believe. The artwork is stunning and very unique. Some of his other books, such as Lone Sloane are still available at a decent price.

Website (in French) here: DRUILLET.COM - LE SITE OFFICIEL (http://www.druillet.com/)