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The terror strange children feel

“I don’t see what you mean,” said Henrietta, distracted— in fact in a quite new kind of pain. She saw only too well that this inquisition had no bearing on at all, that Leopold was not even interested in hurting, and was only tweaking her petals off or her wings off with the intention of exploring himself.

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You can't make someone love you, and other life lessons in The Death of the Heart

This week’s blog post is about The Death of the Heart, a novel by Elizabeth Bowen. I talked about her before in my first blog post… 538 more words

Irish Literature

Literary Cluster Analysis

I: Introduction

My PhD research will involve arguing that there has been a resurgence of modernist aesthetics in the novels of a number of contemporary authors. 941 more words

“Ireland is a great country to die or be married in.” (Elizabeth Bowen)

Firstly, in breaking news (in the sense that it’s not news and of zero interest or urgency) I’ve finally joined the cool kids over at twitter so please validate my fragile sense of self and join me… 1,279 more words


Friends and Relations - Elizabeth Bowen (1931)

My second read for #readIreland17, Friends and Relations was Elizabeth Bowen’s third novel. Elizabeth Bowen is a writer I have come to admire so much, becoming one of my favourites. 1,101 more words

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day. 

Elizabeth Bowen

1899 – 1973

Simmering heat and tensions

A World of Love by Elizabeth Bowen

It’s official – polyreading does *not* work for me… I wanted to read an Elizabeth Bowen book for the wonderful Read Ireland Month hosted by Cathy’s at… 1,277 more words