Elizabeth Bowen

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EB 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 EBwrote with originality, bounty, vigor, style, beauty up to the last.
Lassner, Phyllis. Elizabeth Bowen. Twayne, 1991.
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Hoogland, Renée C. Elizabeth Bowen: A Reputation in Writing. New York University Press, 1994.
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Lassner, Phyllis. Elizabeth Bowen. Twayne, 1991.
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Black and white head-and-shoulders photograph of Elizabeth Bowen seen in profile, with her head slightly turned. She is wearing a dark, high-collared jacket with a polka-dotted scarf around her neck; her hair, dark with a white streak, is pulled back in a bun, and she is wearing dark lipstick.
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Black-and-white closeup portrait photograph of Elizabeth Bowen, 1949.
"Elizabeth Bowen" by Hulton Deutsch/Contributor, 1940-01-01. Retrieved from https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/writer-elizabeth-bowen-news-photo/613515694. This image is licensed under the GETTY IMAGES CONTENT LICENCE AGREEMENT.

Milestones

7 June 1899
EB was born at 15 Herbert Place, Dublin.
Glendinning, Victoria. Elizabeth Bowen. Alfred A. Knopf, 1978.
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3 October 1938
EB published The Death of the Heart, her most successful novel.
Sellery, J’nan M., and William O. Harris. Elizabeth Bowen: A Bibliography. University of Texas, 1981.
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22 October 1945
EB published The Demon Lover and Other Stories.
Sellery, J’nan M., and William O. Harris. Elizabeth Bowen: A Bibliography. University of Texas, 1981.
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22 February 1973
EB died of lung cancer, early in the morning, in hospital.
Austin, Allan E. Elizabeth Bowen. Twayne, 1989.
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Glendinning, Victoria. Elizabeth Bowen. Alfred A. Knopf, 1978.
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Biography

Birth and Childhood

7 June 1899
EB was born at 15 Herbert Place, Dublin.
Glendinning, Victoria. Elizabeth Bowen. Alfred A. Knopf, 1978.
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