” Insofar as there is an anxiety of influence for a biographer, it may be that each new book is undertaken in reaction to the previous book. “


” My next book is on the Salem witch trials. As a small-town Massachusetts girl, this makes me very happy. So does the reunion with documents! “


” I think with every book you realize you are partway through and there is something really elementary that you should have researched. “


” The interesting thing about Cleopatra is that she is such a shape-shifter. I mean through history we’ve all molded her to our times and our places. So there’s room for a movie for her, but I don’t think it will hew to the book. “


” An interesting thing about book groups, it seems to me, is that there is no correlation between a brilliant book and a brilliant discussion. The first seems sometimes even to undermine the second. “



All 5 Stacy Schiff Quotes about Book in picture


Insofar as there is an anxiety of influence for a biographer, it may be that each new book is undertaken in reaction to the previous book.
My next book is on the Salem witch trials. As a small-town Massachusetts girl, this makes me very happy. So does the reunion with documents!
I think with every book you realize you are partway through and there is something really elementary that you should have researched.
The interesting thing about Cleopatra is that she is such a shape-shifter. I mean through history we
An interesting thing about book groups, it seems to me, is that there is no correlation between a brilliant book and a brilliant discussion. The first seems sometimes even to undermine the second.

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