Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Deplorable Deck of Clifford

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on May 18, 2010

A deck of etched, printed, hand-colored playing cards created by the artist Nicholas Kahn while a student at Washington University in St. Louis. Missouri.

The Story of Hextor, Clifford, Duncan, and Serge unfolds within . . . Decifer the sordid tale while engaging in poker, hearts or gin . . . Scenes of intimate pain, extraordinary desire.

It becomes them

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 30, 2007

A collection of death masks in the Beinecke Library.

[NOTE: Updated 11-2-07. See below.]

 H. D. [1886-1961]


Hermann Broch [1886-1951]

Victor Serge [1890-1947]

 Vsevolod Mikhailovich Eichenbaum, (a.k.a Volin)

*NOT* Leon Trotsky [1879-1940], as originally reported.

For a much grander selection, visit Princeton and