Baron Corvo Centenary

To commemorate the centenary of Corvo’s death (October 25, 1913) I’m pleased to discover that Boo-Hooray Gallery will be marking the event with some style (well at least in Venice) – Corvo might well approve. It’s nice that there are others out there who appreciate the Baron. Some vulgarian referee showed up his ignorance about Corvo’s literary ability (I suspect an English don) for a review essay of mine. Here are my previous references to Corvo that includes the bit from said review.

So if you are in NYC or Venice, have exceptional taste in literature and a taste for the subversive and the decadent, then this event is well worth attending. Not only that but Boo-Hooray are publishing Frederick Rolfe – “Alpha & Omega“.  Here is the invite:

To recognize the 100th anniversary of the death of Frederick Rolfe, aka Baron Corvo, Boo-Hooray will have two one-day exhibitions of first editions, rare ephemera, and other material by and about this most remarkable of all authors.

The first will take place in Venice, October 25 at La Casa di Parfait d’Amour. The exhibition will run from 3 to 5 PM. Anyone who wishes to attend should meet at the top of the Rialto Bridge promptly at 2:45 PM where they’ll be escorted to the gallery and drinks will be served.

The New York exhibition will take place on All Saints’ Day, Friday November 1. Drinks & nibbles will be served at 5 PM. To RSVP please email



Corvo’s grave, San Michele cemetery, Venice