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Toby Talbot

  • I knew a beautiful woman once. And she was my mother. I knew a tenderness once. And it was my mother's. Oh, how happy I was to be loved. And now I mourn her. I mourn that cornerstone. I mourn her caring. I mourn the one who always hoped for me. I mourn her lost image of me. The lost infant in myself. My lost happiness. I mourn my own eventual death. My life now is only mine ...

    • Toby Talbot,
    • in Tillie Olsen, Mother to Daughter, Daughter to Mother ()

Toby Talbot, U.S. translator, writer

(1928)