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Jean Stafford
(1915-1979) born on
Jul 01
US short-story writer, novelist. She is noted for her deft development of fictional characters, "The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford" 1969.
         
   
F
Indeed, the sole criticism of him was that he prolonged beyond the point of decency, his look of nuptial rapture and the vagueness which rendered him, in conversation, slightly stupid.

R
"From time to time, I need a rest from the exercitation of my intellect."
A
A small silence came between us, as precise as a picture hanging on the wall.
N
. . . as she moved from table to table, endeavoring to understand the [gambling] games, she realized that either her memory was at fault or Hollywood had carelessly added an apocryphal glitter and subtracted an essential gloom.
K
(My bounded brain was as) unalterable as a ball.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Boston Adventure," 1944.
R: "The Echo and the Nemesis," in "The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford," 1969.
A: "Boston Adventure," 1944
N: "The Children's Game" in "The Innocents Abroad," from "The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford," 1969.
K: In "...As One Mad With Wine," by Elyse and Mike Sommer, 1991.
   


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