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Claire Nicolas White
The Elephant and the Rose

Claire White is a poet, novelist, playwright, biographer, translator, art critic, and librettist. Her work has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Paris Review. She was born in the Netherlands and came to America as a child when World War II began. In 1947 she moved to St. James, Long Island, where she has lived with her family. She was married to Robert White, the sculptor and painter, and grandson of Stanford White.