The beauty and power of Valéry’s best writing is undeniable, and the human dilemmas his work addresses remain with us.
Maureen McLane starts off her collection with a gaze that projects itself from the ground to the depths of the galaxy.
This is not so much a second novel as a mature reimagining of what a youthful first novel might have been.
Richard Bellamy is one of the very few art dealers around whose name the word “legendary” floats like an aura. But how to convey what was so special about him is a nice problem for a biographer.