Fantastic. Completely nuts. Much, but not all of this, is pinched from Tourneur's own plays, which are themselves wonderfully bizarre.Whenever I turn my attention to the French Symbolists, I must include this book.
I'm going to have to track this down. I haven't read much Schwob, unfortunately...though a few weeks ago I read his short story "The Veiled Man" right before falling asleep (after having had lots of wine and cheese for dinner) and I had some of the most fantastically eerie dreams! I'm inclined to try this again....
Did you read "The Veiled Man" in the anthology of French "horror" Demons of the Night? I haven't read all of the available Schwob, but I think I have all his books in translation, so I'll post cover scans. There are only a few, though I think contents overlap in some of them.
Yes, it was from Demons of the Night. Till recently I always thought of Schwob as a visual artist, since I'm always up to my ears in art books, but from what I've seen his written works are really great.