Fun Facts Friday: Jean Stafford
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / June 1, 2012

Today, 1 June is the birthday of author Jean Stafford (1 June, 1915 – 26 March, 1979. Ms. Stafford was an American short story writer and novelist who was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford. Books by Jean Stafford 1 ) During her career Ms. Stafford wrote three novels. The first, Boston Adventure, was a best seller. 2 ) Ms. Stafford’s first marriage to poet Robert Lowell ended badly with her suffering both physical and emotional scars. 3 ) In her story The Interior Castle Stafford describes her trauma from a serious car accident she was in and in which she suffered disfigurement (Lowell was driving). 4 ) Stafford’s second marriage to Oliver Jensen, a Life Magazine photographer, also ended in divorce. Third time’s a charm, Ms. Stafford finally found happiness being married to The New York Times writer A. J. Liebling. 5 ) After Liebling’s death, about four years after the marriage, Stafford stopped writing fiction. 6 ) During her life Stafford worked as an instructor at Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, at the Southern Review and as an adjunct professor at Columbia University. 7 ) Even though Stafford was the…

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