A Splendid Intelligence

by:  Cathy Curtis   
 Hardcover 
$35.00
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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. Hardwick imbued her essays with a novelistic flair and a wholly original outlook. In A Splendid Intelligence, biographer Cathy Curtis offers an intimate portrait of an exceptional woman who emerged from a long, turbulent marriage with the clarity and wisdom that illuminate her brilliant work.
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A Splendid Intelligence

A Splendid Intelligence

$35.00