Ben Downing has published essays, articles, and reviews in The Paris Review, The New Criterion, and elsewhere, as well as a book of poems, The Calligraphy Shop. He is the co-editor of Parnassus: Poetry in Review and lives in New York City.
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“Quite simply one of the best books of the year.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post
Ben Downing’s Queen Bee of Tuscany brings an extraordinary Victorian...