Given Wilde's desire to simultaneously publicize himself and evade the public gaze with Intentions, it is telling that in the various pseudonyms that Wainewright deployed in his career (Janus Weathercock, Egomet Bonmot
, and Van Vinkvooms) Wilde adduces a playful attitude on the part of his subject to the public.
Themanagers' minds.Which is why every big game these days is prefaced with a fortnight to four months' worth of mindgames, as opposing managers try to unnerve each other with a witty bonmot
here or some random nonsense there
"Janus Weathercock" and "Egomet Bonmot
," Wainewright's whimsical textual doubles, are the creations of an obsessive, if not insane, murderer.
I have happy memories of Bob and am particularly delighted in his bonmots