"which in turn guided me towards the notorious Book Twelve of the Greek Anthology; The Quest For Corvo by A.J.A. Symons "
Rolfe, Frederick William
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A.J.A. Symons' classic biography of the eccentric, paederastic writer Frederick Rolfe (1860-1913) whose best known work is Hadrian the Seventh (1904), a fantasy biography in which an Englishman is elected Pope and uses his newfound position to reorder the world according to his own design. A.J.A Symons was so taken by this strange figure that he set about writing his biography. Structured in unorthodox fashion as a detective story, as much is revealed about the author as about the subject himself.