Catherine Drinker Bowen


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Catherine Drinker Bowen (January 1, 1897 in Haverford, PA – November 1, 1973 in Haverford) an American writer best known for her biographies. She won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1958.

Bowen was born Catherine Drinker on the Haverford College campus on January 1, 1897, to a prominent Quaker family. She was an accomplished violinist who studied for a musical career at the ... more »

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  • ''If art has a purpose, it is to interpret life, reproduce it in fresh visions.''
    Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897-1973), U.S. biographer. Adventures of a Biographer, ch. 10 (1959). Though Bowen was referring to the "art" of writer...
  • ''For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.''
    Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897-1973), U.S. author. Adventures of a Biographer, ch. 11 (1946).
  • ''There is a marvelous turn and trick to British arrogance; its apparent unconsciousness makes it twice as effectual.''
    Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897-1973), U.S. author. Adventures of a Biographer, ch. 14 (1946).
  • ''... research is never completed ... Around the corner lurks another possibility of interview, another book to read, a courthouse to explore, a document to verify.''
    Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897-1973), U.S. biographer. Adventures of a Biographer, ch. 4 (1959). Bowen wrote widely read biographies of several fam...
  • ''Many a man who has known himself at ten forgets himself utterly between ten and thirty.''
    Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897-1973), U.S. author. Friends and Fiddlers, ch. 9 (1934).
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