Trapped with an Incubus

Clair Wills

Clair Wills (2020-2021 Fellow) reviews Brigitta Olubas's biography of Shirley Hazzard in the London Review of Books Vol. 45, No. 18.

“Readers of Hazzard love to comment on her elaborate yet exact prose. ‘There were sentences that brought tears of gratification to my eyes,’ Anatole Broyard wrote of The Transit of Venus. One of the pleasures of reading her is that there are no short cuts; she always goes the long way round, expending baroque effort, and especially highly wrought adjectives, on the least likely of subjects.”

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