The Man Who Wasn’t There

Marbot: Eine Biographie Crampton, will be published in September by Braziller.)

by Wolfgang Hildesheimer
In this book Wolfgang Hildesheimer, the German novelist and author of a recent biography of Mozart, purports to resuscitate a forgotten figure in English nineteenth-century art and letters; a writer whose achievement—as was the case with Beckford, Byron, Swinburne, Wilde, and many others—was in some way linked to sexual “deviation.” …