Friday, 6 January 2017

A Superbly Exact Authority

She is one of a handful of living writers who can turn a sentence so graceful that to read it is a lascivious pleasure, and she can string those sentences together to make paragraphs - whole chapters even - that unfurl surely and musically until they climax, or fall away into silence with a superbly exact authority to which it is delicious to submit. There is a constant delightful tension between the austerity of her message and the voluptuousness of her medium.
Lucy Hughes-Hallett on Falling Slowly, Sunday Times (1998)

Lucy Hughes-Hallett, the Brooknerian salutes you.

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