A selection of writings that portray the inner life of the artist. Included are several short autobiographical pieces in which Valery talks about his early childhood, his adolescence, his military experience, his travels, his poetry, and his acquaintances. The volume contains selections from the Valery-Gide and Valery-Fourment correspondence and two additional pieces, "The Avenues of the Mind," a magazine interview with Valery printed in 1927, and Pierre Feline's "Memories of Paul Valery." Originally published in 1975. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.