People: Speaking Up

Asked about the future of women in publishing, Fleur Cowles, purring dynamo of Flair and other Cowles publications (Look, Quick), was hopeful: "It's the brightest, most glorious future one can imagine. But why ask me? Look at the other women whose literary lights have guided them into editorships. At this time, maybe, just maybe, mine was shining just a little brighter."

Dr. Edith Sitwell, poetess of Britain's famed Sitwell clan, explained why critic-baiting was her favorite sport: "I can't resist sharpening my wits on a wooden head any more than a cat not sharpen his claws on a table leg."

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