Waldo’s “anatomy” (A two-part portrayal)

The Esthete


Waldo Lydecker is primarily an esthete, blessed with an impeccable taste. Every detail underlines his strong sense of beauty: his immaculate dressing, his “lavish” apartment, his art collection, his grooming of Laura. His meticulous, clipped phrasing, his erect bearing  relate to his intention of presenting himself in the best possible light. The outrageously vain Waldo is a living work of art, a great showman who enjoys himself immensely at the expense of others. Continue reading