Colby, Vineta. Vernon Lee: A Literary Biography. University of Virginia Press, 2003.
, a close friend with whom AMFR
's correspondence was posthumously published, was a French politician holding fairly extreme nationalist views. Daniel Halévy
's Academy essay Insanity in Literature distinguished two kinds: the insanity of hate, represented by nationalist, anti-Semitic writers in the wake of the Dreyfus
affair like Léon Daudet
, Maurice Barrès
, and Gyp