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Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer (Paperback)
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Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 15/03/2012
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In this richly detailed biography Victoria Glendinning brings alive the great Anglo-Irish novelist (The Death of the Heart, The Heat of the Day) whose literary achievements were matched by her tremendous talent for living. Taking us from Elizabeth Bowen's ancestral home in Ireland to Oxford (where she met Yeats and Eliot), through her service as an air-raid warden in London during World War II, to her friendships with such luminaries as Virginia Woolf, Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene, Glendinning lifts the veil between Bowen's imaginative world and the complex emotional life that fired her novels. 'One of the best critical biographies to have come my way for some time... A beautifully composed portrait.' Sunday Telegraph 'It reads like a good novel.' Irish Times

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571290352
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 20 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Intense and illuminating...a highly readable, compassionate account of a woman as subtly complex and delightfully witty as the novels she wrote." --"Chicago Tribune"
"As a complex and compelling personality, Miss Bowen comes very much to life on these pages...entirely absorbing." --"The New York Times"
" Intense and illuminating...a highly readable, compassionate account of a woman as subtly complex and delightfully witty as the novels she wrote." -- "Chicago Tribune"
" As a complex and compelling personality, Miss Bowen comes very much to life on these pages...entirely absorbing." -- "The New York Times"

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