Books by Elizabeth Hawes

CAMUS, A ROMANCE by Elizabeth Hawes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"Heartfelt but patchy. For more penetrating insights, see Olivier Todd's Albert Camus: A Life (1997)."
A whimsical sojourn into the life of Nobel-winning French "writer of conscience." Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 1993

"A wonderful book. (Sixty-six photographs, drawings, and floor plans)"
Hawes's fine book, her first, employs architectural criticism, economic chronicle, and urban sociology to create a picture of how Manhattan turned from a series of pastures broken by single-family dwellings into a breathtaking erector set of multiple dwellings: a shift to modernity as a reliable indicator of ``the workings of the urban mind.'' Prior to 1869, anyone who didn't have to live communally in a single building certainly never would. Read full book review >