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Childless Mother: The Disfigurations of Eva Trout or Changing Scenes (1968)

Neil Corcoran

in Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198186908
eISBN:
9780191719011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186908.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Bowen's last, problematical novel, Eva Trout, which has polarized critical opinion. It explains this opinion and reasons for it, then proposes a new reading of it as the ... More


‘Creatures of an Impossible Time’: Late Modernism, Human Rights and Elizabeth Bowen

Lyndsey Stonebridge

in The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642359
eISBN:
9780748652150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642359.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Unlike Rebecca West or Hannah Arendt, Elizabeth Bowen was not a political journalist; nor did she ever aspire to be. She once described the taking up of the position of the ‘psychologically displaced ... More


Elizabeth Bowen’s Spectral Radio

Emily C. Bloom

in The Wireless Past: Anglo-Irish Writers and the BBC, 1931-1968

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198749615
eISBN:
9780191813979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749615.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

During the Second World War, Elizabeth Bowen wrote three radio features that resurrect Jane Austen, Anthony Trollope, and Fanny Burney on the air as ghostly voices. This chapter defines these ... More


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