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Farewell Shusha Guppy

By Susha  

I was saddened to find out, somewhat belatedly, that Shusha Guppy passed away last month at the age of 72. Although possibly better known these days for being the mother of Darius Guppy, Shusha was a highly accomplished woman—she was among other things a singer and writer, as well as London editor of the literary journal The Paris Review for twenty years.

I actually discovered that Guppy had died while idly self-googling. Her first name is almost identical to mine, and this is also the reason that I originally heard about her. In the late 1980s, she published a memoir…

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