Devoted to the art of creativity, to the analysis of the creative act, Valéry was recognized as the greatest intellectual figure of the twentieth century. This is a book of conversations, an intimate reading of texts attempting to absorb their insights, their elegance and their tones. Reading Valéry is an aesthetic experience, a feeling linking the reader to the finesse of thinking. This is the second volume of the author's Paul Valéry studies. The first volume was published by Peter Lang in 1987.