Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction and Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel and post Colonial Asian Fiction are some of my Literary Interests





Sunday, December 7, 2014

GL IV Post Event Observation. Day Seven. Last minute guests. Venus in Furs Contest.




Lizzy of Lizzy's Literary Life, right front, and Caroline of Beauty is a Sleeping Cat far left background







Yesterday with the unexpected  arrival of Ambrosia Bousweau twenty four hours of pure Weimer decadence began.  The hotel is quiet this morning as many guests are sleeping in.  

Ambrosia Bousweau 








Extreme News Alert.

The Maharani of Ragnapur has at last arrived.  Her family and the Bousewau family have been close since 1642 when one of her ancestors met Tarkington Bousweau at Cambridge.  She is the director of the Ruffingtin Bousweau Library and longtime patron of The Reading Life.  Her requests have absolute priority over all others, even Prince Yusupov.  


With her are the two great writers of the subcontinent, R. K. Narayan from Malguidi and Hassan Manto from Bangladesh.



Suggestions from Our Concierge 



For Anglophone visitors here is your best guide to Berlin, see Mendel for an autographed copy.


Leave your passports in the hotel safe



Seances can be arranged, mediums on staff


Weddings preformed


Movies to see in your Suite -featuring all of the films of Gregor von Rezzori


Now playing in the Perciful Lounge and at the contest




The contest is over!   Tempers flared, whips were cracks, blood shed but it was all among friends.  Or was it?

The contest master of ceremonies was Gregor von Rezzori, with his close friend, L, blogger extraordinaire.  



The judges were Oscar Wilde, Theodore Boussweau, Sally Bowles, Jonathan, and myself.





The event registration desk was a job for Novalis

"I need to see your passport, please.  And as an extra precaution you must be checking you for concealed weapons"


Some entrants came in teams

"Bad Book bloggers need chastisement"



"Herr General, I am in command tonight"


"Is that Ermine?"



Drinks served throughout the event


"Stefan sent me"



Colette

Sorry Dear, the judges only gave you a six out of ten"



Very expensive professional talent


Hotel Staff are permitted to enter 



The Winner

From Junichiro Tanazaki's "The Tattoo" the clear winner



There will be one more final event report tommorow.  











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