Thursday, September 5, 2013

Money Wisdom #170

"The French theorists of dandyism in the 1840's, including Barbey d'Aurevilly and Baudelaire, were able to locate the dandies' origins in time (heirs to the beaux of the Restoration) and place (Covent Garden, that is, equidistant between the City and the West End) but were unable, being French, even to begin to understand their economics."

James Buchan Frozen Desire (1997) p.117

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