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A Splendid Intelligence: The Life of Elizabeth Hardwick

A Splendid Intelligence: The Life of Elizabeth Hardwick

Curtis, Cathy

Hardcover

Biographies GeneralLiterary FiguresGeneral World History

Publisher Price: $35.00

ISBN10: 1324005521
ISBN13: 9781324005520
Publisher: W W Norton & Co
Published: Nov 16 2021
Pages: 400
Weight: 1.50
Height: 1.50 Width: 6.10 Depth: 9.10
Language: English

Born in Kentucky, Elizabeth Hardwick boarded a Greyhound bus for New York City in 1939 and quickly made a name for herself as a formidable member of the intellectual elite. Her eventful life included stretches of dire poverty; lasting friendships with literary luminaries (among them, Mary McCarthy); dustups with authors she eviscerated in the New York Review of Books (of which she was a cofounder); and marriage to the poet Robert Lowell--whom she adored, standing by faithfully through his episodes of bipolar illness. Lowell's decision to publish excerpts from her private letters in The Dolphin greatly distressed Hardwick and ignited a major literary controversy.

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