Elizabeth Hardwick, the literary critic, novelist and co-founder of the New York Review of Books passed away on Sunday at the age of 91. She hung out with Billie Holiday in the 40s and lived the NYC Bohemian life, as Hardwick described it, full of "love and alcohol and the clothes on the floor." Hardwick is also known for her tumultuous relationship to poet Robert Lowell. In her 60-plus year publishing career, Hardwick wrote on subjects ranging from Mick Jagger to Moby Dick to the Menendez brothers. This literary matriarch will be missed. [New York Times]



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