Elizabeth Hardwick


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in Lexington, Kentucky, The United States
July 27, 1916

Died
December 04, 2007

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Elizabeth Hardwick was an American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer.

Hardwick graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1939. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1947. She was the author of three novels: The Ghostly Lover (1945), The Simple Truth (1955), and Sleepless Nights (1979). A collection of her short fiction, The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick, will be published in 2010. She also published four books of criticism: A View of My Own (1962), Seduction and Betrayal (1974), Bartleby in Manhattan (1983), and Sight-Readings (1998). In 1961 she edited The Selected Letters of William James and in 2000 she published a short biography, Herman Melville, in Viking Press's Penguin Lives series..

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Sleepless Nights

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The New York Stories

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Herman Melville

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The Best American Essays 1986

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American Fictions

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The Ghostly Lover

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“The greatest gift is the passion for reading.
It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites,
it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind.
It is a moral illumination.”
Elizabeth Hardwick

“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.”
Elizabeth Hardwick

“They had created themselves together, and they always saw themselves, their youth, their love, their lost youth and lost love, their failures and memories, as a sort of living fiction.”
Elizabeth Hardwick, Seduction and Betrayal: Women and Literature

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