Schloss challenged the concept of the lone genius toiling in his studio, instead framing this cohort of artists as neighbors and friends.
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Painter Edith Schloss Remembers a Life Lived in Art
Schloss’s The Loft Generation creates a mirror-memoir, as literary portraiture doubles as veiled self-portraiture.
A Guide to Reading “Promiscuously”
Crackling with against-the-grain analysis, Heather Cass White’s latest book argues for an approach rooted in pleasure rather than the performance of knowledge.
The Monumental and Human Poetry of Paul Valéry
The beauty and power of Valéry’s best writing is undeniable, and the human dilemmas his work addresses remain with us.
A Modern Poet’s Timeless Word Bank
Maureen McLane starts off her collection with a gaze that projects itself from the ground to the depths of the galaxy.
Reader’s Diary: Darryl Pinckney’s ‘Black Deutschland’
This is not so much a second novel as a mature reimagining of what a youthful first novel might have been.
Reader’s Diary: On Richard Bellamy
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.