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Nancy Huston

Nancy Huston is a Canadian-born writer living in Paris. She is the author of twelve books of fiction and nonfiction written in French.

— From June 1996
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

On Being Beautiful

I’m beautiful. It’s lasted quite a long time, this beauty of mine, but it won’t be lasting much longer because I’m forty now, as I’m writing this, forty now and probably by the time you read it forty-one, and so on and so forth, and we all know it ends up as worms or ashes, but for the time being I’m still beautiful.

June 1996
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