As eight of her novels are republished, we salute a doyenne of literary fiction whose work juxtaposes tragedy and comedy.
Not in 2005, when his mother, once the doyenne of Park Avenue, could by nearly all accounts no longer even remember his name.
As Democratic doyenne Pamela Harriman once put it, "he's not entirely housebroken."
This week, Liz Smith, the doyenne of gossip columnists, was fired after more than 30 years of writing for New York newspapers.
This presents both a new work and pieces chosen from her 40-year career as the doyenne of performance art.
The doyenne stood by the door which led into the Throne Room through which she was to enter.
I had no idea what les manches de cour were, and, naturally, I went to the doyenne to find out.
When I reached home I changed my dress and drove to the house of the "suffering" doyenne.
There was no alternative, and the absence of the doyenne must explain itself as best it could.
This one was a doyenne du Comice, the most delicious kind of all.