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'The Mysterious Kor' by Elizabeth Bowen

The Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen, 1942

The magic trick:

Showing two womens desire for an imaginary happiness

Early in the story, Pepita talks to Arthur about her dreams of mysterious Kor, the forsaken city of a poem she quotes. 236 more words


Thursday Book Review: The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen

“She posed as being more indolent than she felt, for fear of finding herself less able than she could wish.”

I’ll start this review by mentioning that I chose to write about this novel alongside Virginia Woolf’s ‘Mrs Dalloway’ for my second Modernism assignment last term, in which I concluded (over 2500 words) that both writers were rejecting the realist representation of the preceding period and concentrated on the fractured narrative akin to post-WW1 society. 231 more words

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Rediscovering Virginia Woolf at the NPG

- and also having a lovely day out in London!

Yes, I managed to escape for a day to the Big City and had a wonderful time taking in an exhibition, shopping and lunching. 1,411 more words

Week 48: In Praise of Elizabeth Bowen

It’s confusing stuff, this modernism. In music, it seems to mean Mahler, Richard Strauss and Debussy (and they can happily go on the tracks list for a Modernist… 1,046 more words

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Elizabeth Bowen

Re-discovering Elizabeth Bowen

The last novel we read in our reading group was Elizabeth Bowen’s ‘The Heat of the Day’ – an interesting, subtle novel with twisting complex sentences conveying the complex thoughts and feelings of the characters, that remind me of Henry James. 272 more words


Week 45: Playing the Game

I am not the naturally sporty sort. As an undiagnosed myopic, I experienced school sports as hockey – beefy girls looming out of the mist and a ball striking painfully on the ankle, lacrosse – the same but higher, and tennis – the same with whippetier girls and added ‘ping’ noise. 1,021 more words