Jean Stafford


Born
in The United States
July 01, 1915

Died
March 26, 1979


Jean Stafford was an American short story writer and novelist, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford in 1970.


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The Collected Stories of Je...

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3.74 avg rating — 1,351 ratings — published 1969 — 19 editions
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The Mountain Lion

3.99 avg rating — 597 ratings — published 1947 — 12 editions
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The Catherine Wheel

3.87 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1952 — 10 editions
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Boston Adventure

3.76 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1944 — 12 editions
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Elephi: The Cat with the Hi...

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3.81 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1968 — 4 editions
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A Mother in History: Three ...

3.50 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1965 — 4 editions
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Bad Characters

4.09 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1964 — 3 editions
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Los niños se aburren los do...

3.89 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1945 — 6 editions
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The Shorn Lamb

4.11 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1953
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Il castello interiore

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“To her own heart, which was shaped exactly like a valentine, there came a winglike palpitation, a delicate exigency, and all the fragrance of all the flowery springtime love affairs that ever were seemed waiting for them in the whisky bottle. To mingle their pain their handshake had promised them, was to produce a separate entity, like a child that could shift for itself, and they scrambled hastily toward this profound and pastoral experience.”
Jean Stafford, The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

“It never occurs to her that she will not be a writer and only occasionally does it occur to her, depressingly, that she is going to grow into a woman, not a man.”
Jean Stafford

“She wanted them to go together to some hopelessly disreputable bar and to console one another in the most maudlin fashion over a lengthy succession of powerful drinks of whiskey, to compare their illnesses, to marry their invalid souls for these few hours of painful communion, and to babble with rapture that they were at last, for a little while, they were no longer alone.”
Jean Stafford, The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

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