Baroque Neck


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Alexander did have a crooked neck. Louis XIV did not. But when you see a teenage girl smile for a photograph, tilting her head slightly to the right or to the left, consider this as a reference to the past centuries and the eternal quest for power and beauty. Trying that in front of the mirror, I must have pinched a nerve. I can’t turn my head either way now. I don’t even look when people are caling me, and they’ve been saying things behind my back, thinking I had lost my hearing.

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About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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