The novelist Elizabeth Hardwick died at the age of 91. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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An American writer and literary critic, she is known for such novels as The Ghostly Lover (1945) and Sleepless Nights (1979). Her works of literary criticism include A View of My Own (1962) and Bartleby in Manhattan (1983).
She was married to poet Robert Lowell for two decades. The marriage produced a daughter named Harriet.
Books give not wisdom where none was before. But where some is, there reading makes it more.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable, without making it also ridiculous.
The language of the younger generation has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism.
Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.