Fannie Hurst


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Fannie Hurst (October 18, 1889 - February 23, 1968) was an American novelist. Although her books are not well remembered today, during her lifetime some of her more famous novels were Stardust (1919), Lummox (1923), A President is Born (1927), Back Street (1931), and Imitation of Life (1933). Hurst is now best known for the screen adaptations of her works, such as the 1934 film Imitation of Life ... more »

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  • ''The literary wiseacres prognosticate in many languages, as they have throughout so many centuries, setting the stage for new haut monde in letters and making up the public's mind.''
    Fannie Hurst (1889-1968), U.S. novelist. Anatomy of Me, book 4 (1958). Hurst was a best-selling author better regarded by the public than by criti...
  • ''Few enjoy noisy overcrowded functions. But they are a gesture of goodwill on the part of host or hostess, and also on the part of guests who submit to them.''
    Fannie Hurst (1889-1968), U.S. novelist. Anatomy of Me, book 4 (1958).
  • ''It would be a fallacy to deduce that the slow writer necessarily comes up with superior work. There seems to be scant relationship between prolificness and quality.''
    Fannie Hurst (1889-1968), U.S. novelist. Anatomy of Me, book 4 (1958).
  • ''The creative writer is usually captive to his next book.''
    Fannie Hurst (1889-1968), U.S. novelist. Anatomy of Me, book 4 (1958).
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