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Paul Valéry

The Search for Intelligence


William Kluback

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.