Tuesday, July 10, 2007


In Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, one of its many varied character is Koroviev, an ex-choirmaster who wears a check jacket & a broken pince-nez. I was half-way through this twisted book before I had to look up what exactly a pince-nez is. My imaginary Koroviev's image was hazy, I had to complete him.

This is a pince-nez.

Wiki says:

Pince-nez (IPA: [pɛ̃s ˈneː]) are a style of spectacles, popular in the nineteenth century, which are supported without earpieces, by pinching the bridge of the nose. The name comes from the French for "pinch nose."

See full wiki listing here.


Ted Mahsun said...

Now all my future characters will either be wearing pince-nezzes or carry them around. Hoho

sharkgila said...

Haha. That would be quirky.

Wait.. I'm getting a picture of Teddy wearing a pince-nez.. and he looks quite good! Aha.

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