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Diary of Jean L. Clemens—New York, October 1900

Diary of Jean L. Clemens—New York, October 1900 FOUND TEXT: Jean L. Clemens The Diary of Jean L. Clemens New York DIARY OF JEAN L. CLEMENS--NEW YORK, October 1900 / Jean L. Clemens Picture the world as Jean Clemens must have seen it in 1900. A young woman who has grown up during ten years of travelling around is haunted by uncertainties and fears, afraid of becoming an old maid because she is ill with a mysterious and somehow shameful diseases-- Europe--the daughter of a man who is becoming not just a celebrity but something more like a supercelebrity, the toast of New York--yet she epilepsy. She has a knack for certain things--languages, carving--but she doesn't feel truly accomplished at anything. She loves music and the theater. She admires but is envious of her older sister Clara, whom she a mezzo-soprano. In some ways Jean lives her own romantic fantasies considers much more accomplished and romantically attractive than she is. Sister Clara can sing quite well, in fact is preparing for her debut as through her sister, at the same time competing with her. Jean's childhood was spent in a fairy castle in Hartford, and she has fond but somehow painful memories of that place. She http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

Diary of Jean L. Clemens—New York, October 1900

The Missouri Review , Volume 14 (2) – Oct 5, 1991

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FOUND TEXT: Jean L. Clemens The Diary of Jean L. Clemens New York DIARY OF JEAN L. CLEMENS--NEW YORK, October 1900 / Jean L. Clemens Picture the world as Jean Clemens must have seen it in 1900. A young woman who has grown up during ten years of travelling around is haunted by uncertainties and fears, afraid of becoming an old maid because she is ill with a mysterious and somehow shameful diseases-- Europe--the daughter of a man who is becoming not just a celebrity but something more like a supercelebrity, the toast of New York--yet she epilepsy. She has a knack for certain things--languages, carving--but she doesn't feel truly accomplished at anything. She loves music and the theater. She admires but is envious of her older sister Clara, whom she a mezzo-soprano. In some ways Jean lives her own romantic fantasies considers much more accomplished and romantically attractive than she is. Sister Clara can sing quite well, in fact is preparing for her debut as through her sister, at the same time competing with her. Jean's childhood was spent in a fairy castle in Hartford, and she has fond but somehow painful memories of that place. She

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The Missouri ReviewUniversity of Missouri

Published: Oct 5, 1991

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