Doris Grumbach

Doris Grumbach

one keeps one's friends better when one is alone. The corollary to this is that one loses one's friends, slowly, when one sees them too often or when they visit for too long a time.More Doris Grumbach quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Having a book is somewhat like having a baby, as many woman writers have observed before me: the conception, the long preparation, the wait, the growing heaviness (not of body in this case but of the spirit and the manuscript) toward the end, the initial delight at the sight of the product, fully formed and seemingly perfect, and then the usual postpartum depression. What will people whose opinion I care about, and those whose views I don't value but have weight in the world of reader, think of it?More Doris Grumbach quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My eyes glaze over at a writer solving tiny problems.More Doris Grumbach quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What others regard as retreat from them or rejection of them is not those things at all but instead a breeding ground for greater friendship, a culture for deeper involvement, eventually, with them.More Doris Grumbach quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
These short stories establish Sontag's originality . . . her unique vision, her success with experiments in the form . . . Sontag makes a wonderful stew of the past, the life caught in memory and imagination, serves it all up lavishly laced with silences, and provides us with a gourmand's series of short courses.More Doris Grumbach quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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