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Balthus: A Biography by Nicholas Fox Weber is the only major biography currently in print of the artist, born Balthasar Klossowski de Rola, who has a major survey opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art this week. First published by Read on! →
Scholars gather in Rome for three-day conference on writings of Brian O’Nolan The man himself never made it that far, but scholars from all over the world will gather in Rome this morning for a three-day conference on the writings Read on! →
From a 1980s literary superstar’s return to a study of American trailblazers with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. Back in the 1980s, Desmond Hogan was a writer to watch, one of those figures who could light up a London literary party just Read on! →
In a January 1988 letter to his daughter, the novelist Sarah Gaddis, William Gaddis (1922-1998) talks about the process behind his next book, A Frolic of His Own (1994): Which is what I’m rather stumblingly doing now: folders with ribbons Read on! →
It is best to dispense at once with the salacious stuff of Charlie Newman’s life: he was a drunk, a bastard, and a boor. His marriages did not last. His books did not bring fame. When not poisoning his liver Read on! →