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Elizabeth Hawes
Elizabeth Hawes grew up in the Mid-West, arrived wide-eyed in New York after college and study in France, and has been a writer since her early days at The New Yorker, drawn particularly to the arts and urban culture, gradually working her way from journalism to longer narratives. In the process,... show more



Elizabeth Hawes grew up in the Mid-West, arrived wide-eyed in New York after college and study in France, and has been a writer since her early days at The New Yorker, drawn particularly to the arts and urban culture, gradually working her way from journalism to longer narratives. In the process, she married, had three children and many dogs, moved out of the city and back to the city and from uptown to downtown.Elizabeth Hawes is the author of Camus, A Romance and New York, New York, How the Apartment House Transformed the Life of the City, 1869-1930. A former staff member and contributor to The New Yorker, she has also written for The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, The Nation and numerous other publications.

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Birth date: December 13, 1903
Died: September 06, 1971
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moving under skies
moving under skies rated it 4 years ago
When I picked this up I was really hoping for a meditation on how we attach ourselves to authors and construct wholly idealized and unreal idols of them for our own personal use--a sort of philosophy on the curious relationship between writer and reader, and all of the fictionalizing that goes on be...
SJane
SJane rated it 8 years ago
(Disclosure: I was requested to read and review this biography)Say you’re a college student studying philosophy and you spend hours trawling through Kant and Heidegger and Plato and even Sartre and maybe a female philosopher now and then and then you hit upon Camus with his melty good looks, his mel...
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