Elizabeth Hardwick

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  • ''The fifties—they seem to have taken place on a sunny afternoon that asked nothing of you except a drifting belief in the moment and its power to satisfy.''
    Elizabeth Hardwick (b. 1916), U.S. critic, author. "Domestic Manners," Bartleby in Manhattan and Other Essays (1983).
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  • ''Mothers born on relief have their babies on relief. Nothingness, truly, seems to be the condition of these New York people.... They are nomads going from one rooming house to another, looking for a toilet that functions.''
    Elizabeth Hardwick (b. 1916), U.S. author, critic. "The Insulted and Injured: Books About Poverty," A View of My Own (first published 1961, repr. 1962).

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