• Biography of Arthur Cravan

    17 Mar 2009, 18:21 by onthesnapsis

    He was born and educated in Lausanne, Switzerland, then at an English military academy from which he was expelled after spanking a teacher. After this he travelled widely throughout Europe and America during World War I using a variety of passports and documents, some of them forged. He declared no single nationality and claimed instead to be "a citizen of 20 countries".

    Settling in Paris, Cravan became France's heavyweight boxing champion without having to fight a single match. His reputation as a professional boxer in itself provided a sort of street-credibility to his Dadaist reputation, but his rough vibrant poetry, and provocative, anarchistic lectures and public appearances (which often degenerated into drunken brawls) also earned him the admiration of Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, André Breton, and other artists and intellectuals.

    His personal style involved a continual re-invention of his public persona and various outrageous statements and boasts. His pride to be the nephew of Oscar Wilde even produced hoaxes - documents and poems - Cravan wrote and then signed "Oscar Wilde". In 1913 he published an article in his self-edited paper Maintenant, claiming that his uncle was still alive and had visited him in Paris. This rumour was taken up even by the New York Times. In fact, the two of them never met.

    In 1914 he fled to New York to avoid fighting in the war, and then to South America three years later for the same reason. In Mexico City he met his future wife Mina Loy. After their marriage in 1918 they planned a trip from Mexico to Argentina.[citation needed] Without enough money for both of them to book passage on a ship, Loy took the trip on a ship and Cravan set out alone on a sailboat to Argentina.[citation needed] Cravan never arrived.[citation needed]

    Intermittent and unconfirmed reports of his sighting continued for many years.[citation needed]

    One report has it he changed his name to B. Traven and assumed the identity of a reclusive author of German-American nationality who wrote The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.[citation needed]

    Another has it that he returned to New York and then Paris, took the name Dorian Hope, a vagrant poet who sold forged Oscar Wilde manuscripts in the early 1920s.[citation needed]

    His only daughter, Fabienne Lloyd, was born in England on April 5, 1919 and later went to the United States together with her mother. Her descendants live in Aspen, Colorado.[citation needed]

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  • Arthur Cravan? Who is He?

    17 Mar 2009, 18:18 by onthesnapsis

    Arthur Cravan (born May 22, 1887, Lausanne, Switzerland) was known as a pugilist, a poet, a larger-than-life character, and an idol of the Dada and Surrealism movements. His real name was Fabian Avenarius Lloyd, the second son of Otho Holland Lloyd and Hélène Clara St. Clair. He had a brother, Otho, born 1885. His father's sister, Constance Mary Lloyd, was married to the Irish poet Oscar Wilde. He changed his name to Cravan in 1912 in honour of his fiancée Renée Bouchet, who was born in the small village of Cravans in the department of Charente-Maritime in western France. Why he chose the name Arthur remains unclear. He was last seen at Salina Cruz, Mexico in 1918 and most likely drowned in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico in November 1918.

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  • III Salón Manga de Cádiz ~ 3, 4 y 5 de octubre de 2008

    5 Sep 2008, 09:56 by eterarnial

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  • Far East Festival

    14 Apr 2008, 15:06 by Safe_Bet

    Hey everyone out there starving for some asian movies. By the end of this week I'll be in Udine for the 10th edition of the biggest asian film festival in Italy.

    This is the program for the first day (friday the 19th): Death Note (KANEKO Shusuke, 2006 - Japan), Death Note: The Last Name (KANEKO Shusuke, 2006 - Japan), L Change the World (NAKATA Hideo, 2008 - Japan), Quickie Express (Dimas DJAYADININGRAT, 2007 - Indonesia), The Tender Throbbing Twilight (IMAOKA Shinji, 2007 - Japan)

    I'm so thrilled. I'll have the chance to catch the whole Death Note trilogy, which was never translated in italian, including the newest sequel L Change the World, which is scheduled to come out in late 2008 or even 2009.
    I'll keep you updated on the festival if I find a connection.

    To the italian members: nessun altro ci va? Magari ci si becca :)
  • ~IX Edición del Salón del Manga~ en Jerez 11,12 y 13 Abril

    13 Feb 2008, 14:28 by eterarnial

    Pues ya comienza la cuenta atrás!
    Aysss, qué ganitas tengo :P
    Iré poniendo todo lo que vaya saliendo :3