The Interior Castle by Ann Hulbert
The Art and Life of Jean Stafford

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Follows the success and decline of Jean Stafford, a brilliant and influential mid-century writer, who drew from her own past in Colorado to forge a unique writing style until alcohol and depression destroyed her lifelong quest for inner strength.

About Ann Hulbert

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Ann Hulbert is the author of The Interior Castle: The Art and Life of Jean Stafford." Her articles and reviews have appeared in many places, including the "New York Times Book Review, the "New York Review of Books, and "The New Republic, where she worked for many years as a senior editor. She graduated from Harvard and spent a year at Cambridge University. She lives with her husband and two children in Washington, D.C.
Published October 9, 2013 by Knopf. 430 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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This searching, comprehensive portrait of the witty, troubled novelist and short story writer whose work and life captured the dark spirit of a particular place and time--New York literary circles of mid-century--is disappointingly flat.

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Along with the distinguished poetic firm of Lowell, Berryman, Jarrell, & Schwartz, Jean Stafford belonged to a literary generation that believed in the interdependence of writing and suffering and sometimes seemed more craftsmanlike about the suffering than the writing.

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