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Quotation by Catherine Drinker Bowen
... my last work is no sooner on the stands than letters come, suggesting a subject. The grandmothers of strangers are crying from the grave, it seems, for literary recognition; it is bewildering, the number of salty grandfathers, aunts and uncles that languish unappreciated.
Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897–1973), U.S. biographer. Adventures of a Biographer, ch. 10 (1959).
Bowen wrote popular biographies of Tchaikovsky, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Adams, and Francis Bacon, among others.
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