Elizabeth Hardwick manuscript

Abstract

The Elizabeth Hardwick A Simple Truth collection includes correspondence with Hardwick and her publishers, University of Kentucky Special Collections, and her manuscript The Simple Truth.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Elizabeth Hardwick manuscript
Date
1955
Creator
Hardwick, Elizabeth
Extent
0.23 Cubic feet
Subjects
Authors, American--Kentucky.
Drafts.
Women authors, American--Kentucky--Lexington
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Ida Sell
Preferred Citation
55M51: [identification of item], Elizabeth Hardwick manuscript, 1955, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) was a Lexington born writer and literary critic. She obtained a bachelor's degree (1938) and a master's degree (1939) from the University of Kentucky before moving to New York to attend Columbia for a doctorate. Hardwick married the poet Robert Lowell in 1949; they had one child together and divorced in 1970.
With Lowell, Jason and Barbara Epstein, and Robert Silvers, Hardwick helped found The New York Review of Books in 1962 during the New York City newspaper strike. In addition to her work as a literary critic, she taught creative writing at Barnard College until 1985. As a writer her works include The Ghostly Lover (1945), The Simple Truth (1955), and Sleepless Nights (1979).
Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher. Elizabeth Hardwick, Critic, Novelist and Restless Woman of Letters, Dies at 91. New York Times. 5 December 2007. Web. 7 December 2011.
Scope and Content
Elizabeth Hardwick manuscript (dated 1955; 0.23 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of a typescript manuscript for Hardwick's novel The Simple Truth.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

The Simple Truth manuscript, 1955

  • Box 1, Folder 4-5
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