Elizabeth Bowen by Lis Christensen
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Elizabeth Bowen
By Lis Christensen

Elizabeth Bowen

The Later Fiction

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Elizabeth Bowen by Lis Christensen

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The Anglo-Irish author Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) entered the literary arena in the 1920s, at a time when the English novel was flourishing and the short story beginning to be recognised as a serious art form. Between 1927 and 1938 she published six full-length novels; it was largely the pressures of the Second World War that then caused eleven years to elapse before she brought out her much acclaimed novel of wartime London, 'The Heat of the Day' (1949). This novel, a medley of romance, spy-story and psychological thriller, anticipated the three novels Bowen went on to write in the 1950s and 1960s, which are all concerned with problems of identity and communication; all deal with the passing of time and the influence of the dead on the living, and all demonstrate the dangers of looking into the past for a present-day sense of security and identity. Christensen examines some aspects of theme and strategy in the last four novels, glancing also at Bowen's post-war stories. Brief presentations and plot summaries are placed in the context of her life and dealt with in a separate section.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788772896243
ISBN-10: 8772896248
Format: Hardback
(160mm x 245mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: Denmark

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First Glossary of Hiberno-English by Lis Christensen First Glossary of Hiberno-English, Paperback (January 1996)

Designed for newcomers to the English spoken and written in Ireland. This book features: over 500 headwords, including words of Irish (Gaelic) origin and English words; examples from a range of authors, and from the contemporary press; phonetic transcription of Irish sources; and, special sections on spelling and pronunciation.

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Author Biography - Lis Christensen

Lis Christensen is a graduate of Copenhagen University, where she was for many years lecturer in English Literature before entering the Civil Service. Her work in Irish studies includes articles, translations and anthologies, besides 'A First Glossary of Hoberno-English' (1996).

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