an amazing essay

 This is a wonderful essay about Selma from 1965 by Elizabeth Hardwick. The heartbreaking part is that it feels so fresh and true today.
  I knew nothing of her work before, but here is a short bio from the New York Review of Books:
 Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

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Jade Graham said...

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