“When constant revisionism and re-invention is under way, what does it profit a biographer to drag the weary ‘facts’ before us?”
On spectacular saintliness, holy anorexia, and female hysteria.
"He knew Jody was rattling about the house. He knewand he acknowledged this laterthat she might at any moment blunder in. She did not like parties that involved open doors, and guests passing between the house and the garden. Strangers might come in, and wasps."