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James Purdy - Biography - Literary Criticism With Views On Obstacles To Wider Acceptance
... In the beginning of her assessment of him, Dame Edith Sitwell felt he was always writing the black experience without necessarily mentioning race ... Now this brevity of conveying a fullness and richness of experience in what Dame Edith Sitwell called a "marrow of form" has almost become a necessary standard ... Dame Edith Sitwell had recognized this when she stated that Purdy ”has enormous variety" ...

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    Our hearts seemed safe in our breasts and sang to the
    Light—
    The marrow in the bone
    We dreamed was safe . . . the blood in the veins, the
    sap in the tree
    Were springs of Deity.
    Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)

    ... you have to have been desperately unhappy before you can play comedy, so that nothing can frighten you any more. And you can’t do tragedy before you know absolute happiness, because having known that, you are safe.
    Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)

    Still falls the Rain—
    Dark as the world of man, black as our loss—
    Blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails
    Upon the Cross.
    —Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)

    I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty.... But I am too busy thinking about myself.
    —Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)

    When my old wife lived, upon
    This day she was both pantler, butler, cook,
    Both dame and servant, welcomed all, served all,
    Would sing her song and dance her turn, now here
    At upper end o’the table, now i’the middle,
    On his shoulder, and his, her face afire
    With labor, and the thing she took to quench it
    She would to each one sip.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    If you’re an actor, a real actor, you’ve got to be on the stage. But you mustn’t go on the stage unless it’s absolutely the only thing you can do.
    —Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)