Judith Thurman Quote

He has shown himself to be someone who is worthy of my gratitude. For you understand, my child—Colette was again writing to Germaine Patat—everything I’m not speaking of in this letter.… Distance and reflexion have been working on me, and I am obliged to observe that I’ve been brought to this place by a well-prepared train of events, which horrifies me. I also know that the house I shall return to will be empty.

Judith Thurman

He has shown himself to be someone who is worthy of my gratitude. For you understand, my child—Colette was again writing to Germaine Patat—everything I’m not speaking of in this letter.… Distance and reflexion have been working on me, and I am obliged to observe that I’ve been brought to this place by a well-prepared train of events, which horrifies me. I also know that the house I shall return to will be empty.

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About Judith Thurman

Judith Thurman (b. 1946) is an American writer, biographer, and critic. She is the recipient of the 1983 National Book Award for nonfiction for her biography Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller. Her book Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette was a finalist for the 1999 nonfiction National Book Award. In 2016, she received the medal of Chevalier of the Order Of Arts And Letters.She is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine.