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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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    I’m not the man to baulk at a low smell,
    I’m not the man to insist on asphodel.
    This sounds like a He-fellow, don’t you think?
    It sounds like that. I belch, I bawl, I drink.
    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)

    Jane, Jane,
    Tall as a crane,
    The morning light creaks down again;
    —Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)

    I’m not the man to baulk at a low smell,
    I’m not the man to insist on asphodel.
    This sounds like a He-fellow, don’t you think?
    It sounds like that. I belch, I bawl, I drink.
    —Dame Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)

    I have a lot of respect for that dame [Delilah]. There’s one lady barber that made good.
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    When a woman behaves like a man why doesn’t she behave like a nice man?
    —Dame Edith Evans (1888–1976)