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"Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more." -- Elizabeth Hardwick
Elizabeth Hardwick (July 27, 1916 – December 2, 2007) was an American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer.

Hardwick was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and 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, was 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.

In 1959, Hardwick published in Harper's, "The Decline of Book Reviewing," a generally harsh and even scathing critique of book reviews published in American periodicals of the time. The 1962 New York City newspaper strike helped inspire Hardwick, Robert Lowell, Jason Epstein, Barbara Epstein, and Robert B. Silvers to establish The New York Review of Books, a publication that became as much a habit for many readers as The New York Times Book Review, which Hardwick had eviscerated in her 1959 essay.

In the '70s and early '80s, Hardwick taught writing seminars at Barnard College and Columbia University's School of the Arts, Writing Division. She gave forthright critiques of student writing and was a mentor to students she considered promising.

From 1949 to 1972 she was married to the poet Robert Lowell; their daughter is Harriet Lowell.

In 2008, The Library of America selected Hardwick's account of the Caryl Chessman murders for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American True Crime writing.

She died in 2007 in Manhattan.

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Total Books: 45
The Dolphin Letters 19701979 Elizabeth Hardwick Robert Lowell and Their Circle
The Dolphin Letters
2018 - The Dolphin Letters (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780374141264
ISBN-10: 0374141266
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick
2017 - The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781681371542
ISBN-10: 1681371545
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick
2010 - The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick [New York Review Books Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781590172872
ISBN-10: 1590172876
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Hawthorne Revisited Honoring the Bicentennial of the Author's Birth
2004 - Hawthorne Revisited Honoring the Bicentennial of the Author's Birth (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781584653745
ISBN-10: 1584653744
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Herman Melville
2002 - Herman Melville (Hardcover)Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9783546002462
ISBN-10: 3546002466

2002 - Melville [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788439709022
ISBN-10: 8439709021
Genres: History, Nonfiction

Sleepless Nights
2001 - Sleepless Nights [New York Review Books Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780940322721
ISBN-10: 0940322722
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.

Seduction and Betrayal Women and Literature
2001 - Seduction and Betrayal Women and Literature [New York Review Books Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780940322783
ISBN-10: 0940322781
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

American Fictions
1999 - American Fictions [Modern Library Paperbacks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780375754821
ISBN-10: 0375754822
Genre: Literature & Fiction

SightReadings  American Fictions
1998 - Sightreadings American Fictions (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780375501272
ISBN-10: 0375501274
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

Seduction and Betrayal
1990 - Seduction and Betrayal (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780679724278
ISBN-10: 0679724273
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

The Ghostly Lover
1989 - The Ghostly Lover (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780880012409
ISBN-10: 0880012404
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Simple Truth
1987 - The Simple Truth [Virago modern classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780860685296
ISBN-10: 0860685292

The Best American Essays 1986
1987 - The Best American Essays 1986 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780317533576
ISBN-10: 0317533576
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Ghostly Lover
1986 - Ghostly Lover [Virago modern classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780860685340
ISBN-10: 0860685349

Bartleby In Manhattan and Other Essays
1984 - Bartleby in Manhattan and Other Essays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780394723747
ISBN-10: 0394723740
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

A View Of My Own Essays in Literature and Society
A VIew of My Own Essays in Literature and Society (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780374936617
ISBN-10: 0374936617

The Best American Short Stories 1986 the Best American Essays 1986
Topics with Targets
Topics with Targets (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780951711606
ISBN-10: 0951711601

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