Flaubert’s Souvenirs

Good band name, eh?

A list of trinkets Flaubert brought home from the Orient, courtesy of biographer Geoffrey Wall via idol JT:

“Hashish, ‘something specia’ from Cairo.  One small crocodile, Nubian, embalmed.  Ten feet of gold-embroidered fabric (wool and silk) from Beirut.  Rosaries, eight dozen, from Jerusalem.  One rose, ditto, blessed on the Holy Sepulchre… Marble from the Temple of Apollo, one piece… Flowers, for Louis Bouilhet, picked from just by the door of a brothel in Pompeii.”

For a great juxtaposish, I should put the list of things Biggie had on him when he died right here.  But I won’t.

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