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Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick
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Jun 22, 09

Read in June, 2009

An original hybrid (like rockabilly). Not precious, but highbrow in the way that any meditation is a luxury. In its scrapbooking it is a dreamy precursor to Brenda Coultas' The Marvelous Bones of Times.

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This is what I heard in the evening. At the party everyone was intelligent and agreeable, but not particularly good-looking. No person of talent had brought along a beautiful, young girl, who being new and not knowing all the names would seem rude and superior, thus sending arrows of pain into the flesh of the older people who were known for something. Eyeglasses glimmered. (41)

Heroines turning their key in the lock of the door in the morning, arriving like a wanted medicine or even some entrance of perfect happiness. (101)
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