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Elizabeth Bowen published ten novels, seventy-nine short stories, a history of her Anglo-Irish family, and a large body of critical and other nonfictional writing. Her novels and short stories blend romance (the perils of innocence, and its loss, are favourite themes) with comedy and satire, and sometimes with hints of the occult. She was well known and widely read during her life, which occupied about three-quarters of the twentieth century. Eudora Welty claimed that Elizabeth Bowen "wrote with originality, bounty, vigor, style, beauty up to the last." Bibliographic Citation link.
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7 June 1899 EB was born at 15 Herbert Place, Dublin. Bibliographic Citation link.
3 October 1938 EB published The Death of the Heart, her most successful novel. Bibliographic Citation link.
22 October 1945 EB published The Demon Lover and Other Stories. Bibliographic Citation link.
22 February 1973 EB died of lung cancer, early in the morning, in hospital. Bibliographic Citation link.
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