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Jenny Diski

  • There's a cultural conviction that any 'artist' must have personal suffering to back up their work, otherwise there's something undeserved and therefore inauthentic about it, perhaps even some sort of cheating.

    • Jenny Diski,
    • in London Review of Books ()
  • There are some words I find impossibly difficult ... 'Love,' 'feeling' and especially 'happiness' are at the head of the list. This is not because I haven't experienced any of them but because whenever I think about using the words I don't really know what anyone means by them. I'd find it easier to sit down and write a book about each (coming, obviously, to no conclusion) than to use them casually in speech or writing.

    • Jenny Diski,
    • in London Review of Books ()
  • Someone had written: 'Grils' Rights Now.' Someone else had crossed out 'Grils' and inserted 'Girls.' Below that, in another hand, was a plaintive cry: 'What about us Grils?'

    • Jenny Diski,
    • in London Review of Books ()

Jenny Diski, English writer


Full name: Jenny Simmonds Diski.