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Stet: An Editor's Life Stet: An Editor's Life by Diana Athill
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“We must always remember that we are only midwives—if we want praise for progeny we must give birth to our own.”
Diana Athill, Stet: An Editor's Life
“Generally office and home were far apart, and home was much more important than office. I was not ashamed of valuing my private life more highly than my work; that, to my mind, is what everyone ought to do.”
Diana Athill, Stet: An Editor's Life
“They brought home to me the central reason why books have meant so much to me. It is not because of my pleasure in the art of writing, though that has been very great. It is because they have taken me so far beyond the narrow limits of my own experience and have so greatly enlarged my sense of the complexity of life: of its consuming darkness, and also – thank God – of the light which continues to struggle through.”
Diana Athill, Stet: An Editor's Life
“It was like removing layers of crumpled brown paper from an awkwardly shaped parcel, and revealing the attractive present which it contained.”
Diana Athill, Stet: An Editor's Life