Paris : Pairs

Everything in Paris is twinned, it seems. There are companions, long-sought matches and doubles from different points in time and space. I find an illustrated reworking of Beauty and the Beast  in a graphics shop, which tilts the original, so that Beauty is as sweetened by the Beast, as he is by her. Her charmsContinue reading “Paris : Pairs”

Narrative Archetype: The Don Juan

  I’ve always been fascinated by the stories that are continually re-told.   These tales often involve odd-balls, who subvert the dominant social code in order to re-shape the universe according to their desires, for better or worse. The Don Juan or womaniser, is one such selfish, idealistic creature. Of course, the D.J has a female counterpart, (theContinue reading “Narrative Archetype: The Don Juan”