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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
New York : Twayne Publishers ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1991
|Named Person:||Elizabeth Bowen; Elizabeth Bowen; Elizabeth Bowen|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||xvi, 192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.|
|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.
|Series Title:||Twayne's studies in short fiction, no. 27.|
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.
- Bowen, Elizabeth, -- 1899-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Women and literature -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
- Ireland -- In literature.
- Fiction -- Technique.
- Short story.
- Bowen, Elizabeth, -- 1899-1973.
- Women and literature.
- Bowen, Elizabeth.
- Bowen, Elizabeth -- 1899-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation
- Fiction -- Technique
- Ireland -- In literature
- Short story
- Women and literature -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century