Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Margaret Drabble

Human contact seemed to her so frail a thing that the hope that two people might want each other in the same way, at the same time, and with the possibility of doing something about it, seemed infinitely remote.

Ain't that the truth!  From her 1969 novel, The Waterfall -- the 5th of her 17 novels.  Drabble's older sister is novelist A. S. Byatt, who won the Booker Prize in 1990 for her novel Possession.  Both of them know plenty about bad romance.

Margaret Drabble in 1965

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