Quote of the Day: Feydeau

“Bring me the victor!” – Feydeau

French dramatist, George Feydeau, during the Belle Epoque

French dramatist, George Feydeau, during the Belle Epoque

Georges Feydeau, French writer of farces, ordered lobster at Maxim’s, one of the most famous Parisian Belle Epoque restaurants and center of French Cyprianism during that period (also, the current home of the Art Nouveau Museum which is in La Belle Otero’s apartments upstairs). When the dish was served, the playwright noticed that the lobster had only one claw. The waiter was summoned and explained that lobsters were very combative and often got into fights in the tank.

“Take this one away,” Feydeau told the waiter, “and bring me the victor!”

This anecdote is a fun example of the Liberty of Privilege:

“Embraced by Beauty
Released of gentle decency
Permitted by Privilege to Liberty
And by Liberty to Privilege
I consent to Life pursued
Unimpeded by what is acceptable” – The Seed

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About frankyvivid

Franky Vivid is a poet and burlesque producer from Chicago. He is married to burlesque star Michelle L’amour, with whom he co-founded the international literary salon Naked Girls Reading in 2009. For four years he was the curator of the Everleigh Social Club in Chicago, an experiment in using Cyprianism to inform the operation of a private arts club. Vivid is a Freemasonic Knight Templar and founder of Paradise Garden #7. For more on Cyprianism and a continuing discussion about elements of The Seed and its underlying Philosophy and Practice, visit him at www.cyprianism.com.
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