Elizabeth Hardwick (1916–2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than 100 reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine.
Flash and Lumber: Elizabeth Hardwick’s Essays
Morten Høi Jensen is swayed but not blinded by the flash of Elizabeth Hardwick’s inimitable essays....