Elizabeth Janeway


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Elizabeth Janeway (October 7, 1913 – January 15, 2005) was an American author and critic.

Born Elizabeth Ames Hall in Brooklyn, New York, her naval architect father and homemaker mother fell on hard times during the Depression, leading her to end her Swarthmore College education and help support the family by creating bargain basement sale slogans (she graduated from Barnard College ... more »

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  • ''Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented, interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others.''
    Elizabeth Janeway (b. 1913), U.S. author, critic. "Reflections on the History of Women," Women: Their Changing Roles (1973).
  • ''As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular, anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor.''
    Elizabeth Janeway (b. 1913), U.S. author, critic. The Writer's Book, ch. 32, ed. Helen Hull (1950).
  • ''The Goddamn human race deserves itself, and as far as I'm concerned it can have it.''
    Elizabeth Janeway (b. 1913), U.S. author. "Charles Benedict," Accident on Route 37 (1964).
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