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by Victoria Glendinning


In this richly detailed biography, Victoria Glendinning brings alive the great Anglo-Irish novelist whose literary achievements were equaled only by her unbounded gift for living.

In this richly detailed biography, Victoria Glendinning brings alive the great Anglo-Irish novelist whose literary achievements were equaled only by her unbounded gift for living. Taking us from Elizabeth Bowen's ancestral home in Ireland.

In 1977, Victoria Glendinning published the first biography on Elizabeth Bowen

In 1977, Victoria Glendinning published the first biography on Elizabeth Bowen. Bowen's war novel The Heat of the Day (1948) is considered one of the quintessential depictions of London atmosphere during the bombing raids of World War II. She was also a notable writer of ghost stories. Supernatural fiction writer Robert Aickman considered Elizabeth Bowen to be "the most distinguished living practitioner" of ghost stories.

Glendinning, Victoria (1969). A suppressed cry : life and death of a Quaker daughter. Leonard Woolf: a biography, 2006, Simon & Schuster. Routledge & Kegan Paul. Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer, 1977, Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Cousin Rosamund by Rebecca West (Victoria Glendinning wrote the Afterword). Raffles and the Golden Opportunity, 2012, Profile Books Ltd. The Butcher's Daughter, 2018, Duckworth Overlook.

Elizabeth Bowen book. In this richly detailed biography, Victoria Glendinning brings alive the great Anglo-Irish novelist whose literary achievements were equaled only by her unbounded gift for living.

Elizabeth Bowen, in full Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, (born June 7, 1899, Dublin, Ir. died Fe. died Feb. 22, 1973, London, En., British novelist and short-story writer who employed a finely wrought prose style in fictions frequently detailing uneasy and unfulfilling relationships among the upper-middle class. The work, which features her letters and his diaries, provides insight into Bowen’s sometimes tumultuous personal life.

Elizabeth Bowen Glendinning, Victoria Random House (USA) 9780307277404 : In this richly detailed biography, Victoria Glendinning .

Elizabeth Bowen Glendinning, Victoria Random House (USA) 9780307277404 : In this richly detailed biography, Victoria Glendinning brings alive the great Anglo-Irish novelist whose literary achi.

Victoria Glendinning. 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

Biographer, critic, broadcaster and novelist Victoria Glendinning was born in Sheffield, England on 23 April 1937. Both Vita: The Life of V. Sackville-West (1983) and Trollope (1992) won the Whitbread Biography Award.

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In this richly detailed biography, Victoria Glendinning brings alive the great Anglo-Irish novelist whose literary achievements were equaled only by her unbounded gift for living. Taking us from Elizabeth Bowen's ancestral home in Ireland, Bowen’s Court, to Oxford where she met Yeats and Eliot, to her service as an air-raid warden in London during World War II, this penetrating biography lifts the thin veil between Bowen's imaginative world and the complex emotional life that fired her shimmering novels. We see her at elegant parties, where such friends as Virginia Woolf, Eudora Welty, and Evelyn Waugh fell under her spell; in post-war Vienna with Graham Greene; and in war-torn London, where she fell in love with a younger man who was unprepared for life at the pitch she lived it. We see her bound through several affairs to a comfortable marriage, living "life with the lid on." The world of Elizabeth Bowen was akin to that of her novels: no one behaved shockingly, yet the passions that stirred within made her a master of the ultimate suspense of human relationships–the life of the heart.

Elizabeth Bowen: A Biography epub download

ISBN13: 978-0307277404

ISBN: 0307277402

Author: Victoria Glendinning

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: History & Criticism

Language: English

Publisher: Anchor (December 5, 2006)

Pages: 368 pages

ePUB size: 1504 kb

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Rating: 4.3

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Bundis
I have to declare an interest here, I knew Victoria Glendinning quite well at one time.

One of the striking features of this biography is the way in which Victoria's own life in Ireland makes her sympathetic to the politics when Elizabeth lived there and which she portrays so vividly, particulary in The Last September. Elizabeth shows her readers how various classes of people, particularly the Anglo-Irish saw their environment.

Victoria used her extensive research to describe many aspects of Elizabeth's life and their effects on her writing, thus making her novels both more interesting and more approachable today, when life is very different.
Bundis
I have to declare an interest here, I knew Victoria Glendinning quite well at one time.

One of the striking features of this biography is the way in which Victoria's own life in Ireland makes her sympathetic to the politics when Elizabeth lived there and which she portrays so vividly, particulary in The Last September. Elizabeth shows her readers how various classes of people, particularly the Anglo-Irish saw their environment.

Victoria used her extensive research to describe many aspects of Elizabeth's life and their effects on her writing, thus making her novels both more interesting and more approachable today, when life is very different.
Ynneig
Ms Bowen is one of my all time favorite writers and this book was certainly up to her treasured excellence.
Ynneig
Ms Bowen is one of my all time favorite writers and this book was certainly up to her treasured excellence.
Ishnsius
I bought this book for my brother and he is absolutely delighted with it. A great and interesting read. He thoroughly recommends.
Ishnsius
I bought this book for my brother and he is absolutely delighted with it. A great and interesting read. He thoroughly recommends.
Jaberini
Great book to accompany her fiction.
Jaberini
Great book to accompany her fiction.
VAZGINO
Well written.
VAZGINO
Well written.
Mr Freeman
Anchor recently has been reissuing almost all of Elizabeth Bowen's novels in gorgeous new editions, and they decided to complement these with this reissue of this excellent 1977 standard life of one of the greatest twentieth-century novelists by Victoria Glendinning, herself one of the best living British biographers. The work is a model of tasteful compression, covering Bowen's very eventful life in only three hundred pages. Glendinning is intelligent in her discussion of Bowen's novels and short fiction, and is exceptionally clear in outlining the major events of Bowen's life: her father's madness in her childhood; her mother's early death from cancer; her remaining awkward adolescence raised by "a committee of aunts'; her beginning literary career in London; her marriage to the bureaucrat Alan Cameron; her inheritance of her father's great ancestral manor house Bowen's Court in County Cork; her affairs; her spying on her native Ireland for Great Britain during World War II; the death of Cameron; her need to sell Bowen's Court in 1959 only to see it immediately torn down by the new owner; and her subsequent itinerant life as one of the last great modernist novelists. It's a very lovely book--Glendinning seems extraordinarily sympathetic to Bowen's humor, elegance, and her grande dame manner.
Mr Freeman
Anchor recently has been reissuing almost all of Elizabeth Bowen's novels in gorgeous new editions, and they decided to complement these with this reissue of this excellent 1977 standard life of one of the greatest twentieth-century novelists by Victoria Glendinning, herself one of the best living British biographers. The work is a model of tasteful compression, covering Bowen's very eventful life in only three hundred pages. Glendinning is intelligent in her discussion of Bowen's novels and short fiction, and is exceptionally clear in outlining the major events of Bowen's life: her father's madness in her childhood; her mother's early death from cancer; her remaining awkward adolescence raised by "a committee of aunts'; her beginning literary career in London; her marriage to the bureaucrat Alan Cameron; her inheritance of her father's great ancestral manor house Bowen's Court in County Cork; her affairs; her spying on her native Ireland for Great Britain during World War II; the death of Cameron; her need to sell Bowen's Court in 1959 only to see it immediately torn down by the new owner; and her subsequent itinerant life as one of the last great modernist novelists. It's a very lovely book--Glendinning seems extraordinarily sympathetic to Bowen's humor, elegance, and her grande dame manner.