Front cover image for Papers, 1934-1991 (bulk 1960-1990)

Papers, 1934-1991 (bulk 1960-1990)

Comprise creative works, correspondence, printed material, articles and photographs, 1934-1991, representing Elizabeth Hardwick's life and career. The Works series includes manuscripts and printed material documenting Hardwick's career as a novelist and literary critic. Especially well documented are Hardwick's recent works, including the creation and publication of two books, Bartleby in Manhattan (1986) and Sleepless Nights (1979). The collection also illustrates Hardwick's interest in literature and social issues, and over half of the essays address literary topics, with an emphasis on contemporary women writers. Also found in the collection are book and theater reviews, short stories, addresses, and presentations. The Personal series illustrates Hardwick's life, correspondence, friendships, and her relationship with her husband, Robert Lowell. The bulk of the series is correspondence, and ranges from intimate letters from close friends, such as Mary McCarthy, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Craft, Angela Carter, Nadine Gordimer, Stephen and Natasha Spender, and Gore Vidal, to single letters from acquaintances and colleagues. Especially notable are four folders of letters from Robert Lowell written between 1949 and 1977. The series also includes photographs, awards and honors, and material relating to the publication of two posthumous biographies of Robert Lowell
Archival Material, English, 1934