The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick

Elizabeth Hardwick

In the essays collected here Elizabeth Hardwick covers civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s, describes places where she lived and locations she visited, and writes about the foundations of American literature – Melville, James, Wharton – and the changes in American fiction, though her reading is wide and international. She contemplates writers’ lives – women writers, rebels, Americans abroad – and the literary afterlife of biographies, letters, and diaries. 

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