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Dawn Powell —
born on November 28, 1896,
died on November 14, 1965
Dawn Powell was an American writer of novels and stories... (wikipedia)
The basis of tragedy is man's helplessness against disease, war and death; the basis of comedy is man's helplessness against vanity (the vanity of love, greed, lust, power).
I think we will have a boy baby and he will be born on the 20th of August. Everyone else has a girl baby and at times I don't believe I should mind having a little Phyllis Dawn but Dearest wants a boy and I do.
Satire is people as they are; romanticism, people as they would like to be; realism, people as they seem with their insides left out.
A novel is like a gland pill - it nips off the cream of my hysterics and gets them running on track in a book where they belong instead of rioting all over my person.
A capacity for going overboard is a requisite for a full-grown mind.