All items: Wendy Wallace

Part-philosophy, part-erotica, part-poetic stream of consciousness, The Lover translates the strangeness of Duras' world, of being in it, onto the page with perfect pitch.
She recited poems to me that she'd learned at school before leaving at 14 to help tend to soldiers returning wounded from the First World War, and recounted the Greek myths that, as an autodidact, she'd later immersed herself in.