The Beauty Disease | Patricia Hampl | Granta Magazine

The Beauty Disease

Patricia Hampl

‘Beauty, for my grandmother and my aunts, was divided like a territory into estates, each part governed by a different seignior.’

Patricia Hampl

Patricia Hampl’s books include A Romantic Education (W. W. Norton), Virgin Time: In Search of the Contemplative Life (Ballantine) and an essay collection, I Could Tell You Stories (W. W. Norton). Her poems and short fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, the Paris Review and a number of literary magazines. She lives in St Paul, Minnesota.

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