“Constellation of Genius . . . is that most counterintuitive of things, an insanely readable book about modernism. Indeed, I think it no disservice to Jackson to say that this is the primer [modernism] has been looking for: a way into its symbolic labyrinth.” —Will Self, The Guardian
“A lively guide to modernism’s heyday . . . Deft, elegant and illuminating.” —Literary Review
“[A] marvelous diary of a single year . . . You will be struck by some startling moment of import in a life of genius or an epoch-making event.” —Sunday Herald
About the Author
Kevin Jackson has written and edited more than twenty books, including The Book of Hours, Invisible Forms: A Guide to Literary Curiosities, and The Worlds of John Ruskin. He has written for The New Yorker, Granta, The Sunday Times (London), The Guardian, and Vogue, among other publications. He lives in Cambridge, England.