The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick New York Review Books Classics

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NYRB Classics #ad - Elizabeth hardwick was one of America’s great postwar women of letters, celebrated as a novelist and as an essayist. This first collection of Hardwick’s short fiction reveals her brilliance as a stylist and as an observer of contemporary life. 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.

. 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. 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.

The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick New York Review Books Classics #ad - A magazine editor’s life falls strangely to pieces after she loses both her husband and her job. A young woman returns from New York to her childhood Kentucky home and discovers the world of difference within her.

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The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick New York Review Books Classics

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NYRB Classics #ad - She contemplates writers’ lives—women writers, Americans abroad—and the literary afterlife of biographies, letters, rebels, and diaries. The first-ever collection of essays from across Elizabeth Hardwick's illustrious writing career, including works not seen in print for decades. Elizabeth hardwick wrote during the golden age of the American literary essay.

In the essays collected here she covers civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s, Wharton—and the changes in American fiction, describes places where she lived and locations she visited, James, and writes about the foundations of American literature—Melville, though her reading is wide and international.

The Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick New York Review Books Classics #ad - . For hardwick, ” writes pinckney, “the poetry and novels of America hold the nation’s history. Here is an exhilarating chronicle of that history. For hardwick, the essay was an imaginative endeavor, a serious form, criticism worthy of the literature in question. Selected and with an introduction by darryl pinckney, the Collected Essays gathers more than fifty essays for a fifty-year retrospective of Hardwick’s work from 1953 to 2003.

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Sleepless Nights New York Review Books Classics

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NYRB Classics #ad - An inspired fusion of fact and invention, hard-bitten, this beautifully realized, lyrical book is not only Elizabeth Hardwick’s finest fiction but one of the outstanding contributions to American literature of the last fifty years. In sleepless nights a woman looks back on her life—the parade of people, the shifting background of place—and assembles a scrapbook of memories, letters, portraits, reflections, wishes, and dreams.

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Seduction and Betrayal: Women and Literature New York Review Books Classics

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NYRB Classics #ad - A gallery of unforgettable portraits—of virginia woolf and zelda fitzgerald,  seduction and Betrayal is a virtuoso performance, a major writer’s reckoning with the relations between men and women, Hedda Gabler, Dorothy Wordsworth and Jane Carlyle—as well as a provocative reading of such works as Wuthering Heights, and the poems of Sylvia Plath, women and writing, writing and life.

. The novelist and essayist elizabeth hardwick is one of contemporary America’s most brilliant writers, and Seduction and Betrayal, in which she considers the careers of women writers as well as the larger question of the presence of women in literature, is her most passionate and concentrated work of criticism.

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The New York Stories of Henry James New York Review Books Classics

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NYRB Classics #ad - Here colm tóibín, a portrait of henry james, the author of the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel The Master, brings together for the first time all the stories that James set in New York City. And throughout the book, as tóibín’s fascinating introduction demonstrates, we see James struggling to make sense of a city in whose rapidly changing outlines he discerned both much that he remembered and held dear as well as everything about America and its future that he dreaded most.

Stories included:the story of a masterpiecea most extraordinary CaseCrawford’s ConsistencyAn International EpisodeThe Impressions of a CousinThe Jolly CornerWashington SquareCrapy CorneliaA Round of Visits. Henry james led a wandering life, which took him far from his native shores, but he continued to think of New York City, where his family had settled for several years during his childhood, as his hometown.

The New York Stories of Henry James New York Review Books Classics #ad - Written over the course of james’s career and ranging from the deliciously tart comedy of the early “an international episode” to the surreal and haunted corridors of “The Jolly Corner, by the author himself to be one of James’s finest achievements, ” and including “Washington Square, as it happens, ” the poignant novella considered by many though not, the nine fictions gathered here reflect James’s varied talents and interests as well as the deep and abiding preoccupations of his imagination.

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The New York Stories of Edith Wharton New York Review Books Classics

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NYRB Classics #ad - All are governed by a code of behavior as rigid as it is precarious. From her first published story, “Mrs. What fascinates wharton are the points of weakness in the structure of Old New York: the artists and writers at its fringes, the free-love advocates testing its limits, widows and divorcées struggling to hold their own.

The new york stories of edith wharton gathers twenty stories of the city, written over the course of Wharton’s career. Bishops’ nieces mingle with bachelor industrialists; respectable wives turn into excellent mistresses. Manstey’s view, “roman fever, ” this new collection charts the growth of an American master and enriches our understanding of the central themes of her work, the bonds between parent and child, ” to one of her last and most celebrated, the struggle for artistic integrity, among them the meaning of marriage, and the plight of the aged.

The New York Stories of Edith Wharton New York Review Books Classics #ad - Illuminated by roxana robinson’s introduction, these stories showcase Wharton’s astonishing insight into the turbulent inner lives of the men and women caught up in a rapidly changing society. A new york review books originalEdith Wharton wrote about New York as only a native can. Her manhattan is a city of well-appointed drawing rooms, all-night cotillions, hansoms and broughams, and resplendent Fifth Avenue flats.

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The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their Circle

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Centered on the letters they exchanged with each other and with other members of their circle—writers, friends, telling the story of the dramatic breakup of their twenty-one-year marriage and their extraordinary, Mary McCarthy, intellectuals, but late, including Elizabeth Bishop, and publishers, Caroline Blackwood, and Adrienne Rich—the book has the narrative sweep of a novel, reconciliation.

Lowell’s controversial sonnet-sequence the dolphin for which he used hardwick’s letters as a source and his last book, Day by Day, were written during this period, as were Hardwick’s influential books Seduction and Betrayal: Essays on Women in Literature and Sleepless Nights: A Novel. The correspondence between one of the most famous couples of twentieth-century literatureThe Dolphin Letters offers an unprecedented portrait of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Hardwick during the last seven years of Lowell’s life 1970 to 1977, a time of personal crisis and creative innovation for both writers.

The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their Circle #ad - The crisis of lowell’s the dolphin was profoundly affecting to everyone surrounding him, and Bishop’s warning to Lowell—“art just isn’t worth that much”—haunts. Lowell and hardwick are acutely intelligent observers of marriages, and friends, children, and of the feelings that their personal crises gave rise to.

The dolphin letters, masterfully edited by saskia hamilton, what moral and artistic license artists have to make use of their lives as material, is a debate about the limits of art—what occasions a work of art, what formal innovations such debates give rise to.

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Genius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read

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TLS Books #ad - But one of the paper’s defining voices was Virginia Woolf, who produced a string of superb essays between the two World Wars. The weirdness of elizabethan plays, the pleasure of revisiting favourite novels, in which may be glimpsed the thinking behind Woolf’s works of fiction and the enquiring, Thomas Hardy and Joseph Conrad: all are here, in anonymously published pieces, George Eliot and Henry James, the supreme examples of Charlotte Brontë, feminist spirit of A Room of One’s Own.

Here is woolf the critical essayist, offering, at one moment, a playful hypothesis and, at another, a judgement laid down with the authority of a twentieth-century Dr Johnson. Above all, here is virginia Woolf the reader, whose enthusiasm for great literature remains palpable and inspirational today. Foreword by ali smithwith an introduction by francesca wadewho better to serve as a guide to great books and their authors than Virginia Woolf?In the early years of its existence, the Times Literary Supplement published some of the finest writers in English: T.

Genius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read #ad - . Eliot, henry James and E. Here is woolf working out precisely what’s great about Hardy, and how Elizabeth Barrett Browning made books a “substitute for living” because she was “forbidden to scamper on the grass”. M. Forster among them. S.

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Alice Adams: Portrait of a Writer

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Scribner #ad - Henry special award for continuing Achieve­ment, Adams wove her life into her fiction and used her writing to understand the changing tides of the twentieth century. Born in 1926, north carolina, alice adams grew up in Chapel Hill, during the Great Depression and came of age during World War II. With the same meticulous research and vivid storytelling she brought to Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life, Carol Sklenicka integrates the drama of Adams’s deeply felt, elegantly fierce life with a cascade of events—the civil rights and women’s movements, the sixties counterculture, and sexual freedom.

After college at radcliffe and a year in Paris, she moved to San Francisco. Always a rebel in good-girl’s clothing, Adams used her education, sexual and emotional curiosity, and uncompromising artistic ambition to break the strictures that bound women in midcentury America. This biography’s revealing analyses of adams’s stories and novels from careless love to superior Women to The Last Lovely City, and Alison Lurie, among them Mary Gaitskill, Diane Johnson, Anne Lamott, and her extensive interviews with Adams’s family and friends, give us the definitive story of a writer often dubbed “America’s Colette.

Alice Adams: Portrait of a Writer #ad - Alice adams: portrait of a writer captures not just a beloved woman’s life in full, but a crucial span of American history. Divorced with a child to raise, she worked at secretarial jobs for two decades before she could earn a living as a writer. Nobody writes better about falling in love than alice Adams, ” a New York Times critic said of the prolific short-story writer and bestselling novelist whose dozens of published stories and eleven novels illuminate the American Century.

One of only four winners of the O.

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The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography

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Bloomsbury Publishing #ad - The bestselling modern manifesto on the politics of womanhood from Deborah Levy, author of the Booker Prize finalists Hot Milk and Swimming Home. A new york times notable booka new york public library best nonfiction book of 2018what does it cost a woman to unsettle old boundaries and collapse the social hierarchies that make her a minor character in a world not arranged to her advantage?This vibrant memoir, a portrait of contemporary womanhood in flux, is an urgent quest to find an unwritten major female character who can exist more easily in the world.

. Levy considers what it means to live with meaning, james baldwin, david Lynch, Elena Ferrante, and pleasure, to seize the ultimate freedom of writing our own lives, and reflects on the work of such artists and thinkers as Simone de Beauvoir, value, Marguerite Duras, and Emily Dickinson. The cost of living, longlisted for the andrew Carnegie Medal in Nonfiction, is crucial testimony, complex, witty, as distinctive, and original as Levy's acclaimed novels.

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Speedboat NYRB Classics

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NYRB Classics #ad - Above all, there was its voice, the voice of Jen Fain, curious, wry, ambivalent, a journalist negotiating the fraught landscape of contemporary urban America. Reading it was a pleasure of a new, unexpected kind. Party guests, professors, presidents, brownstone dwellers, taxi drivers, journalists, and debutantes fill these dispatches from the world as Jen finds it.

When speedboat burst on the scene in the late ’70s it was like nothing readers had encountered before. It seemed to disregard the rules of the novel, but it wore its unconventionality with ease. A touchstone over the years for writers as different as David Foster Wallace and Elizabeth Hardwick, Speedboat returns to enthrall a new generation of readers.

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