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Elizabeth Bowen (Paperback)

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In this richly detailed biography, Victoria Glendinning brings alive the great Anglo-Irish novelist whose literary achievements were equaled only by her unbounded gift for living.
Taking us from Elizabeth Bowen's ancestral home in Ireland, Bowen’ s Court, to Oxford where she met Yeats and Eliot, to her service as an air-raid warden in London during World War II, this penetrating biography lifts the thin veil between Bowen's imaginative world and the complex emotional life that fired her shimmering novels. We see her at elegant parties, where such friends as Virginia Woolf, Eudora Welty, and Evelyn Waugh fell under her spell; in post-war Vienna with Graham Greene; and in war-torn London, where she fell in love with a younger man who was unprepared for life at the pitch she lived it. We see her bound through several affairs to a comfortable marriage, living " life with the lid on." The world of Elizabeth Bowen was akin to that of her novels: no one behaved shockingly, yet the passions that stirred within made her a master of the ultimate suspense of human relationships– the life of the heart.

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Publisher Anchor Books
Mfg Part# 9780307277404
SKU 202551788
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0307277402
Release Date 12/5/2006
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0331
Publisher Anchor Books
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