Three lyric micro-bios that tantalize. De Quincey, Schwob, and Keats treated elegantly, poetically, their peculiarities and penumbras arranged in masterful montage. Jaeggy speaks on tidbits, deathbeds, and recorded morsels to depict these writers succinctly yet spellbindingly, as no one before her has. This book sticks to the hands.
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