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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Victory of Penelope Fitzgerald

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"...she made her debut at the age when others are going off or giving up, and after diffident beginnings rapidly emerged as an utterly distinctive talent, with no obvious debts to anybody. In America she achieved fame at the age of eighty with The Blue Flower, her finest and most demanding book, and also her last. She died, aged eighty-three, in 2000."



More: The New York Review of Books

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