Elizabeth Bowen

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Bowen, Elizabeth

(bō`ĭn), 1899–1973, Anglo-Irish novelist, b. Dublin. In impeccable prose she treated love and frustration through studies of complex psychological relationships. Her novels include The Hotel (1927), To the North (1932), The House in Paris (1936), The Death of the Heart (1938), and The Heat of the Day (1949). In her last three novels—A World of Love (1955), Two Little Girls (1964), and Eva Trout; or, Changing Scenes (1968)—Bowen was less concerned with rendering reality than with exploring truths best expressed in myth or parable. Look at All Those Roses (1941), Ivy Gripped the Steps (1946), and A Day in the Dark and Other Stories (1965) are volumes of short stories. Nonfiction works include Bowen's Court (1942), on her ancestral home; The Shelbourne Hotel (1951); and Seven Winters; and Afterthoughts (1962), a collection of childhood memories and literary studies. Pictures and Conversations (1975) is a collection of miscellaneous writings, including portions of a novel and autobiography left unfinished at Bowen's death.


See biographies by E. J. Kenney (1975), V. Glendinning (1978), P. Craig (1987), and N. Corcoran (2005); studies by H. Blodgett (1975), H. Bloom, ed. (1987), A. E. Austin (rev. ed. 1989), P. Lassner (1991), A. Bennett and N. Royle (1994), R. C. Hoogland (1994), L. Christensen (2001), and M. Ellmann (2003).

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Elizabeth Bowen - the startling and brilliant close of To the North bowls me over every time.
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The ward was established to encourage publishers to issue more collections of stories by individual authors, as well as to acknowledge the special relationship that the City has with short story authors such as William Trevor, Elizabeth Bowen and Sean O'Faolain, as well as Frank O'Connor, who all hail from Cork.
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Patten's detection of echoes of Elizabeth Bowen in School for Love in the theme of an adolescent innocent encountering the deceits and manipulations of the adult world will interest students of Irish literature.
The Love-Charm Of Bombs is an enchanting biography examining the first-hand experiences of five prominent authors - Graham Greene, Elizabeth Bowen, Rose Macaulay, Henry Yorke (pen-name Henry Green) and Hilde Spiel - in wartime London.
Elizabeth Bowen: New Critical Perspectives" discusses the work of Elizabeth Bowen, who many literary critics now discuss and rate highly, among other twentieth century literary great Samuel Beckett.
Following are sections devoted to some stellar authors, including Elizabeth Bowen, Albert Camus, Willa Cather, Raymond Chandler, Roald Dahl, Kahlil Gibran, Dashiell Hammett, John Hersey, Langston Hughes, Thomas Mann, and H.
He will visit some favorites and neglect others, but even the reader who lies futilely in wait for Elizabeth Bowen cannot fault him: the result is by any measure a charming, discursive delight.
The reaction of contemporary authors such as Louis MacNeice, Sean O'Faolain, Elizabeth Bowen, and Kate O'Brien bring illuminating insights to how these writers reacted to the war.

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