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Re: Top Ten Authors
« Reply #40 on: July 14, 2012, 08:46:56 PM »
But I've really liked everything I've read of her work, especially short fiction.
Her output was relatively limited since she died at 39 (she wrote only two novels and published only two short story collections, I believe), but she wrote furiously up until the time of her death (she spent the last years of her life knowing she was going to die).  One wonders what the world would have seen from her had she lived another 30 years or so.

Have you read any of her non-fiction prose? I suspect you'd really appreciate it, oldkid. Mystery and Manners is wonderful.

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Re: Top Ten Authors
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2012, 11:39:59 AM »
But I've really liked everything I've read of her work, especially short fiction.
Her output was relatively limited since she died at 39 (she wrote only two novels and published only two short story collections, I believe), but she wrote furiously up until the time of her death (she spent the last years of her life knowing she was going to die).  One wonders what the world would have seen from her had she lived another 30 years or so.

Have you read any of her non-fiction prose? I suspect you'd really appreciate it, oldkid. Mystery and Manners is wonderful.

I never have.  I'll have to check that out.  (going to library queue...)
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Re: Top Ten Authors
« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2012, 12:57:29 PM »
Willa Cather, Antonia Fraser, Tolkien, Jane Austen, and--although I will totally deny it if any of you ever meet me in person--I like Anne Rice too.   ;D

And Dr. Seuss.  :)

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