Nicholas Manning is Maître de conférences (Associate Professor) in American Literature at the Sorbonne. Residing in Paris, he is the founding editor of The Continental Review, and the author of the poetry collections Novaless. Elements Towards a Metaphysic, and Homo Sentimentalis. A Guide In Verse To Modern Emotional Intimacy, both from Otoliths Books. His study of sincerity in twentieth century poetics, entitled Rhétorique de la sincérité. La poésie moderne en quête d'un langage vrai, was recently published by Honoré Champion, Paris.