Matthew Clarke

Matthew Clarke is an Australian writer and academic currently based in Washington, DC.

The melancholy of the inverted

A gilt-framed painting of Strawberry Hill, seraphs carved in stone, chatelaines and belts, velvet, sad little notes ‘for the jaded decadent to wonder at,’ the boy at the loom, presentation copies, gifts of any kind, a monody, the telegram: ‘burn …

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