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Hardwick, Elizabeth

Works: 112 works in 351 publications in 5 languages and 11,648 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Sea stories  Autobiographical fiction  Records and correspondence  Bildungsromans  Legal stories  Satire 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Performer, Recipient, Correspondent
Classifications: PR4034, B
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth Hardwick
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Seduction and betrayal; women and literature by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )
47 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ibsen's female characters as well as the Brontèˆ 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 1,596 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 )
35 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,516 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 )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A view of my own; essays in literature and society by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )
24 editions published between 1962 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected letters by William James( Book )
17 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sight-readings : American fictions by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 720 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 617 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."--BOOK JACKET
The ghostly lover by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )
13 editions published between 1945 and 1989 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The simple truth by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )
13 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A New America? : Essays by Stephen Richards Graubard( Book )
7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best American essays 1986 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Compiles a selection of the best literary essays of the year 1985 which were originally published in American periodicals
The New York stories of Elizabeth Hardwick by Elizabeth Hardwick( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 213 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
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 )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 156 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."--BOOK JACKET
The best American short stories, 1960 : and the Yearbook of the American short story by Martha Foley( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Voices & visions Robert Lowell ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 27 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
A Susan Sontag reader by Susan Sontag( Book )
9 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Susan Sontag occupies a special place in Modern American letters. She has become our most important critic, while her brilliant novels and short fiction are, at long last, getting the recognition they deserve. Sontag is above all a writer, which is only to say that, though the form may differ, there is an essential unity in all her work. The truth of this is perhaps more evident in A Susan Sontag Reader than in any of Sontag's individual books. The writer selected a sampling of her work, meaning the choice both to reflect accurately a career and also to guide the reader toward those qualities and concerns which she prizes in her own writing. A Susan Sontag Reader is arranged chronologically and draws on most of Sontag's books. There are selections from her two novels, The Benefactor and Death Kit, and from her collections of short stories, I, etcetera. The famous essays from the 1960s--"Against Interpretation," "Notes on Camp," and "On Style"--which established Sontag's reputation and can be fairly said to have shaped the cultural views of a generation are included, as are selctions from her two subsequent volumes of essays, Styles of Radical Will and Under the Sign of Satury. A part of Sontag's best-selling On Photography is also included. It is astonishing to read these works when they are detached from the books they appeared in and offered instead in the order in which Sontag wrote them. The connections between various literary forms, the progression of themes, are revealed in often startling ways. Moreover, Sontag has included a long interview in which she moves mroe informally over the whole range of her concerns and of her work. The volume ends with "Writing Itself," a previously uncollected essay on Roland Barthes which, in the eyes of many, is one of Sontag's finest achievements. This collection is, in a sense, both a self-potrait and a key for a reader to understand the work of one of the most imporant writers of our time
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
Persuasion by Jane Austen( Book )
3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anne Elliot encounters Frederick Wentworth, the man to whom she was once engaged when he was a young naval officer. Now a captain, Wentworth is courting the rash young Louisa Musgrove
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Alternative Names
Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick
Lowell Elizabeth Hardwick 1916-2007
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