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Hardwick, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 41 works in 284 publications in 6 languages and 11,257 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sea stories  Autobiographical fiction  Psychological fiction  Love stories  Records and correspondence  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth Hardwick
 
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Hardwick
Seduction and betrayal; women and literature by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )

47 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibsen's female characters as well as the Brontë sisters, Zelda Fitzgerald, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Jane Carlyle are considered in essays studying contrasts in heroism
Herman Melville by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complex author of the quintessential American masterpiece is demystified by a leading contemporary critic. Hardwick's novelistic flair reveals a former whaleship deck-hand whose voyages were the stuff of travel romances that seduced the public. A single novel, an eternal classic, established him as a founding father of American literature. Now, a century after his death, a new popular surge of interest in Herman Melville calls for Elizabeth Hardwick's rich analysis of "the whole of Melville's works, uneven as it is, & the challenging shape of his life, a story of the creative history of an extraordinary American genius." Hardwick's superb critical interpretation & award-winning novelistic flair reveal a former whaleship deck hand whose voyages were the stuff of travel romances that seduced the public. Later, a self-described "thought-diver" into "the truth of the human heart" Melville harbored a bitterness that knew no bounds when that same public failed to embrace his masterwork, Moby-Dick. Invaluable for enthusiasts of American literature, Herman Melville is itself a masterpiece of critical commentary in the tradition of D.H. Lawrence's Studies in Classic American Literature
Sleepless nights by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )

41 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleepless Nights is a scrapbook of memories: the first pangs of sexual longing, Billie Holiday holding forth in a cheap hotel, and the swagger and heartbreak of New York City
Bartleby in Manhattan : and other essays by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A view of my own; essays in literature and society by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )

25 editions published between 1951 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters by William James( Book )

17 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sight-readings : American fictions by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Edith Wharton, Margaret Fuller, Gertrude Stein, John Cheever, John Updike, Philip Roth, Joan Didion, Richard Ford, Katherine Anne Porter, Edmund Wilson, Norman Mailer, Mary McCarthy, Elizabeth Bishop, Nadine Gordimer, Djuna Barnes, and Henry James
American fictions by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A tour of a century of American writers, from the novels of Melville, Wharton and James to the fictions of Margaret Fuller, Sylvia Plath and Norman Mailer. Twenty-five years ago, Elizabeth Hardwick's now classic essay "Seduction and Betrayal" helped pioneer the study of women in fiction, both as writers and as characters. American Fictions gathers for the first time Hardwick's portraits of America's greatest writers. Many of these pieces double as invaluable reminiscences about close friends, including Mary McCarthy, Katherine Anne Porter and Edmund Wilson. Hardwick has achieved a permanent place in American letters for her sharp and elegant style. Her essays are themselves a work of literature."--Jacket
The ghostly lover by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )

14 editions published between 1945 and 1989 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The simple truth by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )

14 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New America? : Essays( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York stories of Elizabeth Hardwick by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Hardwick was one of America's great postwar women of letters, celebrated as a novelist and as an essayist. Until now, however, her slim but remarkable achievement as a writer of short stories has remained largely hidden, with her work tucked away in the pages of the periodicals'such asPartisan Review, The New Yorker, and The New York Review of Books'in which it originally appeared. This first collection of Hardwick's short fiction reveals her brilliance as a stylist and as an observer of contemporary life. A young woman returns from New York to her childhood Kentucky home and discovers the world of difference within her. A girl's boyfriend is not quite good enough, his "silvery eyes, light and cool, revealing nothing except pure possibility, like a coin in hand." A magazine editor's life falls strangely to pieces after she loses both her husband and her job. Individual lives and the life of New York, the setting or backdrop for most of these stories, are strikingly and memorably depicted in Hardwick's beautiful and razor-sharp prose
Moby Dick, or, The whale by Herman Melville( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Ahab pursues the great white whale, Moby Dick
Redburn, his first voyage; being the sailor-boy confessions and reminiscences of the son-of-a-gentleman, in the merchant service by Herman Melville( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Redburn charts the coming-of-age of Wellingborough Redburn, a young innocent who embarks on a crossing to Liverpool together with a roguish crew. Once in Liverpool, Redburn encounters the squalid conditions of the city and meets Harry Bolton, a bereft and damaged soul, who takes him on a tour of London that includes a scene of rococo decadence unlike anything else in Melville's fiction."--Jacket
Herman Melville by Elizabeth Hardwick( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Herman Melville, which includes analysis and interpretations of his works
A Susan Sontag reader by Susan Sontag( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices & visions Robert Lowell( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film examines Lowell's use of autobiography and historical events and reveals his deep psychological and spiritual anguish. The poet is interviewed and reads from his work"--Container
Sylvia Plath: poet in rage (I) readings and explication of her prose and poetry( Recording )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Sylvia Plath's poetry--Ariel and Colossus--and from her novel, The Bell jar, are read as Elizabeth Hardwick discusses them
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six weeks of shopping, taking tea with the most fashionable ladies and dancing with the most handsome gentlemen is what awaits young Catherine Morland when she makes her entree into the leisure society at Bath. But, oh, the thrill of an unexpected invitation from the mysterious Tilney family to stay at their home-a veritable abbey
Robert Lowell( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Robert Lowell's political passion that encompasses much of his greatest poetry. Lowell reads from his work. Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Haas, and others discuss his development and style as illustrated by "Lord Weary's Castle" and "Life Studies."
 
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Alternative Names
Elizabeth Hardwick US-amerikanische Literaturkritikerin und Schriftstellerin

Elizabeth Hardwickov americk spisovatelka

Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick

Lowell Elizabeth Hardwick 1916-2007

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Languages
English (228)

German (8)

Spanish (5)

French (3)

Danish (2)

Swedish (2)

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Herman MelvilleSleepless nightsA view of my own; essays in literature and societySight-readings : American fictionsAmerican fictionsThe ghostly loverThe simple truthThe New York stories of Elizabeth Hardwick