from *Baudelairean* by Mary Hawthorne
London Review of Books- 5 February, 2004
a review of *Walker Evans* by James Mellow
"He returned to the United States a few months later, and
tried again to write...'Oh yes,' he said years later...'I was
a passonate photographer...I thought that this was a
substitute for something else- well, writing, for one thing.'
...He loved contained, miniature, controllable worlds- books,
maps, postcards...He himself cited the unconscious influences
of Baudelaire and, especially, of Flaubert..."