Seduction and Betrayal: Women and Literature (Paperback)

By Elizabeth Hardwick, Joan Didion (Introduction by)
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The novelist and essayist Elizabeth Hardwick is one of contemporary America's most brilliant writers, and "Seduction and Betrayal," in which she considers the careers of women writers as well as the larger question of the presence of women in literature, is her most passionate and concentrated work of criticism. A gallery of unforgettable portraits--of Virginia Woolf and Zelda Fitzgerald, Dorothy Wordsworth and Jane Carlyle--as well as a provocative reading of such works as "Wuthering Heights, Hedda Gabler," and the poems of Sylvia Plath, "Seduction and Betrayal" is a virtuoso performance, a major writer's reckoning with the relations between men and women, women and writing, writing and life.

About the Author

Elizabeth Hardwick is the author of many books and essays, including "Herman Melville" (Penguin Lives), "Sleepless Nights," and "American Fictions," available as a Modern Library paperback. She lives in New York City.

Joan Didion's many books include The Year of Magical Thinking, for which she received the National Book Award. She lives in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780940322783
ISBN-10: 0940322781
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Publication Date: August 31st, 2001
Pages: 205
Language: English