The Resource Elizabeth Bowen : a study of the short fiction, Phyllis Lassner

Elizabeth Bowen : a study of the short fiction, Phyllis Lassner

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Elizabeth Bowen : a study of the short fiction
Title
Elizabeth Bowen
Title remainder
a study of the short fiction
Statement of responsibility
Phyllis Lassner
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Elizabeth Bowen is recognized as a major twentieth-century British writer. Her novels, stories, and family history, Bowen's Court, chronicle the impact of Anglo-Irish social and political upheaval on the personal lives and relations of her characters. Her novels of manners, such as The Death of the Heart (1938), expose the fragility of a traditional society in their psychological studies of men and women torn between social convention and personal expression. Her celebrated World War II fictions - the novel The Heat of the Day (1949) and stories such as "Mysterious Kor"--Dramatize the tenuous psychological controls of people caught in the chaos of war. Bowen's acute analysis of individual and social psychology resonate in the works of such contemporary writers as Anita Brookner and Eudora Welty
  • In this first comprehensive study of Bowen's short stories, Phyllis Lassner lucidly and concisely examines Bowen's major themes and concerns. Characterized by their immediacy and what they suggest rather than state, the stories in Encounters and The Collected Stories, among others, reveal Bowen's lifelong attention to women's roles. Although closely related to the novels, the stories are distinct in their artistic achievement. In her discussions of such masterworks as "The Disinherited Summer Night" and "The Happy Autumn Fields," Lassner reveals that Bowen's most effective stories are those in which she has subtly inserted wry critiques of the role of traditional social codes in the formation of gender. This much-needed study of the short fiction includes excerpts from Bowen's own statements on writing as well as an excellent sampling of critical approaches to her work
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Lassner, Phyllis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6003.O6757
LC item number
Z674 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bowen, Elizabeth
  • Bowen, Elizabeth
  • Bowen, Elizabeth
  • Women and literature
  • Fiction
  • Short story
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Short story
  • Women and literature
  • Kurzgeschichte
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Label
Elizabeth Bowen : a study of the short fiction, Phyllis Lassner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-[188]) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. The Short Fiction. The Ghostly Origins of Female Character. Comedies of Sex and Manners. Children's "Disconcerting Questions" Comedies of Sex and Terror. Elegies of Loss and Dispossession. Three Masterworks
  • 2. The Writer. From "The Experience of Writing" From the Preface to The Faber Book of Modern Short Stories. From a Review of Gorki Stories. From the Preface to Ann Lee's and Other Stories. Preface to The Demon Lover. From the Preface to The Second Ghost Book. "The Short Story in England" From "The Forgotten Art of Living" From "Sources of Influence" From Bowen's Court
  • 3. The Critics. William Trevor. Eudora Welty
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 192 pages
Isbn
9780805783360
Lccn
91022002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23972042
  • (OCoLC)ocm23972042
Label
Elizabeth Bowen : a study of the short fiction, Phyllis Lassner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-[188]) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. The Short Fiction. The Ghostly Origins of Female Character. Comedies of Sex and Manners. Children's "Disconcerting Questions" Comedies of Sex and Terror. Elegies of Loss and Dispossession. Three Masterworks
  • 2. The Writer. From "The Experience of Writing" From the Preface to The Faber Book of Modern Short Stories. From a Review of Gorki Stories. From the Preface to Ann Lee's and Other Stories. Preface to The Demon Lover. From the Preface to The Second Ghost Book. "The Short Story in England" From "The Forgotten Art of Living" From "Sources of Influence" From Bowen's Court
  • 3. The Critics. William Trevor. Eudora Welty
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 192 pages
Isbn
9780805783360
Lccn
91022002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23972042
  • (OCoLC)ocm23972042

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