Elizabeth Bowen

(1899_1973 / Dublin)

Elizabeth Bowen
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Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen (7 June 1899 – 22 February 1973) was an Irish novelist and short story writer. more »

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  • ''... any fiction ... is bound to be transposed autobiography.''
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist, and memoirist; born in Ireland. Seven Winters, part 2, sect. 2, ch. 5 (1962). ...
  • ''If a theme or idea is too near the surface, the novel becomes simply a tract illustrating an idea.''
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist, and memoirist; born in Ireland. Seven Winters, part 2, sect. 4, ch. 2 (1962). ...
  • ''At the age of twelve I was finding the world too small: it appeared to me like a dull, trim back garden, in which only trivial games could be played.''
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist, and memoirist; born in Ireland. Seven Winters, part 2, sect. 4, ch. 1 (1962). ...
  • ''The importance to the writer of first writing must be out of all proportion of the actual value of what is written.''
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist, and memoirist; born in Ireland. Seven Winters, part 2, sect. 2, ch. 6 (1962). ...
  • ''I pity people who do not care for Society. They are poorer for the oblation they do not make.''
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), British novelist, story writer, essayist, and memoirist; born in Ireland. Seven Winters, part 1, ch. 10 (1962).
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