Dan Hofstadter

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Selected Works

Profiles of artists - mostly mid-twentieth century Europeans, including the great French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
Interconnected narrative essays devoted to five famous French literary love affairs
Memoir of everyday life in Naples


"In five wholly engaging essays, all previously published in the New Yorker, Hofstadter deciphers art as its maker's second self, a mirror of the artist's temperament, life-style, and tastes…. Hofstadter joins the front rank of commentators on modern art with these sensitive, probing portraits." – Publishers Weekly

"For the New Yorker, Hofstadter has taken over the role [of] … art chronicler: half critic/​half profile maker. And at this he is very, very good..." – Kirkus