Graham Robb: Excentricité, 26 March 2009
Show More Eccentricity and the Cultural Imagination in 19th-Century Paris by Miranda Gill.
Oxford, 328 pp., £55, January 2009, 978 0 19 954328 1Show More
“... from originaux.’ Perhaps it was easy in the 1870s, but no one now, especially not after reading Miranda Gill’s well-researched and historically sensitive Eccentricity and the Cultural Imagination in 19th-Century Paris, would claim to know in which cage of the human menagerie each of these specimens belonged. Was the Marquis de Bagueville mad ...”