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Encounters - Early Stories by Elizabeth Bowen

ENCOUNTERS – Early Stories by Elizabeth Bowen
Sidgwick & Jackson 1949

***My real-time review of this book will take place in the comment stream below as and when I re-read each story.***

Pause: Fade In Train Noises

‘Having timed her by her only possible train, he locked the door about mid-day, and crossed the hollow field to the verge of the upland by the Brown House, where he stood and looked over the vast prospect northwards, and over the nearer landscape in which Alfredston stood.
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Literature, Writing

“Characters are not created by writers. They pre-exist and have to be found” –Elizabeth Bowen

*If you’re anything like me, the most unique characters are a part of your every day life!*


In a World of Women's Words

By Rae McKinley

It is not unusual for me to have mixed feelings about groups. Groups have been a big part of my life, in fact my primary degree covered a lot about groups. 1,043 more words

Class Project

It Was Raining When the Taxi Arrived (Elizabeth Bowen)

(Please remember: My titles are always the ironic, boring version of what the author actually wrote!)

In my endeavors to enter graduate school, I’ve been researching (going down several rabbit holes) to further tease apart that elusive “author-self” relationship in the narrative, specifically that apex of choosing: memoir or true fiction? 449 more words

Elizabeth Bowen

The Hotel - Elizabeth Bowen (1927)

First published in 1927 The Hotel was Elizabeth Bowen’s first novel, published following two collections of short stories. For a first novel it is very assured, remarkably so, written with great insight and subtlety. 825 more words