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Sleepless Nights

2001, Elizabeth Hardwick


Sleepless Nights is a 1979 novel by American novelist and critic Elizabeth Hardwick.

In Sleepless Nights a woman looks back on her life—the parade of people, the shifting background of place—and assembles a scrapbook of memories, reflections, portraits, letters, wishes, and dreams. The novel contains autobiographical elements.

Writing for the New York Times, Lauren Groff referred to the book as "[...] brilliant, brittle and strange".

Sigrid Nunez drew inspiration from the book while writing her novel The Friend.

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