Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Jean Stafford (1915-1979)

She won the Pulitzer in 1970 for her Collected Stories. Her novels were quite successful and her short stories were often published in the New Yorker. She was married three times, first to Robert Lowell, then to the photographer Oliver Jensen, and finally to A.J. Liebling.

"An old cowhand in Colorado, learning that Jean Stafford was a writer, observed, 'That's real nice work, Jean. It's something you can do in the shade.'" from The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes by Clifton Fadiman.

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