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"You say that you hope I will be recognized as the best novelist of my generation. I want you to know now and know completely that that would mean to me absolutely nothing." -- Jean Stafford
Jean Stafford (July 1, 1915 – March 26, 1979) was an American short story writer and novelist, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford in 1970.

She was born in California. Her first novel, Boston Adventure was a best-seller, earning her national acclaim. She wrote two more novels in her career, but her greatest medium was the short story: her works were published in The New Yorker and various literary magazines. For the academic year 1964-1965, she was a Fellow on the faculty at the Center for Advanced Studies of Wesleyan University.[1]

Stafford's personal life was often marked by unhappiness. Her first marriage, to the brilliant but mentally unstable poet Robert Lowell, left her with lingering emotional and physical scars. She was seriously injured in an automobile accident with Lowell at the wheel, a trauma she described in one of her best-known stories, "The Interior Castle," and the disfigurement she suffered as a result was a turning point in her life. A second marriage to Life magazine photographer Oliver Jensen also ended in divorce. Stafford enjoyed a brief period of domestic happiness with her third husband, A. J. Liebling, a prominent writer for The New Yorker. After his death, she virtually ceased writing fiction.

For many years Stafford suffered from alcoholism, depression, and pulmonary disease. By age sixty-three she had almost stopped eating and died of cardiac arrest in White Plains, New York in 1979. She was buried in Green River Cemetery, East Hampton, New York.

Several biographies of Jean Stafford were written following her death: David Roberts' Jean Stafford, a Biography (1988), Charlotte Margolis Goodman's Jean Stafford: The Savage Heart (1990), and Ann Hulbert's The Interior Castle: The Art and Life of Jean Stafford (1992). Among these, Goodman's deals most successfully with Stafford as a proto-feministwriter.

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Total Books: 19
Il castello interiore
2011 - Il Castello Interiore (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788817050869
ISBN-10: 8817050865
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The Mountain Lion
2010 - The Mountain Lion (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781590173527
ISBN-10: 159017352X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford
2005 - The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374529932
ISBN-10: 0374529930
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford
1992 - The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374126322
ISBN-10: 0374126321
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford
1992 - The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780292711457
ISBN-10: 029271145X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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The Mountain Lion
1992 - The Mountain Lion (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780292751361
ISBN-10: 0292751362
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Mountain Lion
1988 - The Mountain Lion (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780701207113
ISBN-10: 0701207116
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Catherine Wheel
1981 - The Catherine Wheel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780912946870
ISBN-10: 0912946873
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Elephi the Cat With the High IQ
1966 - Elephi the Cat with the High Iq (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780440422426
ISBN-10: 0440422426
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Boston Adventure
Boston Adventure [Harvest/HBJ Book] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780156136112
ISBN-10: 0156136112
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Travel
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COLLECTED STORIES
Collected Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780701115845
ISBN-10: 070111584X
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Boston Adventure
Boston Adventure [Hogarth Fiction] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780701207236
ISBN-10: 070120723X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The mountain lion
The Mountain Lion [A Zia book] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780826304322
ISBN-10: 082630432X
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The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780886825881
ISBN-10: 0886825881
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Mother in History
A Mother in History (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780886876777
ISBN-10: 088687677X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Microeconomie du tourisme
Microeconomie Du Tourisme [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782760508729
ISBN-10: 2760508722
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La prvision-prospective en gestion tourisme loisir culture
La Prvision-prospective En Gestion Tourisme Loisir Culture (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782760513341
ISBN-10: 2760513343
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