I was greeted with a welcoming smile and led into her small, bright drawing room. It overlooks a long, pleasant communal garden, with a huge chestnut tree on one side. On the walls are a few pictures by Edward Lear, an etching portrait of Baudelaire by Manet, and rows of bookshelves.
Shusha Guppy, 'The Secret Sharer: A Profile of Anita Brookner', World and I, July 1998
Baudelaire's main criticism of Manet was the latter's desire to arrive and be accepted, a quality far removed from the detachment of the true dandy.
Anita Brookner, 'Baudelaire', The Genius of the Future