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Jean Stafford was born 1 July and died 26 March 1979
- For me, there is nothing worse than the knowledge that my life holds nothing for me but being a writer.
- You say that you hope I will be recognised as the best novelist of my generation. I want you to know now and know completely that that would mean to me absolutely nothing.
- Irony, I feel, is a very high form of morality.