Elizabeth Bowen: Pictures and Conversations

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Elizabeth Bowen: Pictures and Conversations
Back Cover Featuring a Portrait of the Artist
Spine
Title Page
Table of Contents
'Origins'
'People'
'PLOT-ESSENTIAL. The Pre-Essential'
Original Newspaper Clipping
New York. Alfred A. Knopf. 1975. Borzoi Books. First Edition. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine, tanning to edges of pages. Jacket Condition: Near Fine, some delicacy from shelf wear & gentle discoloration over time. 193pp.

Original newprint book review by Eudora Welty folded in back.
Foreward by Spencer Curtis Brown.
Typography, binding, and jacket design by Warren Chappell.
Photograph by Alfred A. Knopf (London, 1946).

A “Borzoi Book” (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, pub. series).


In this last book from Elizabeth Bowen, her writing embodies the style, sensibility, mastery, and emotional precision that arced itself through her whole career. The collection is characteristically cerebral and eclectic, unique in Bowen’s way from just looking at the contents themselves: part unfinished autobiography, the start of a novel, an essay on Proust’s Bergotte, a nativity play set in an Irish cathedral, and selections from her famous “Notes on Writing a Novel.” Together, the writer emerges as fascinating new material for her longtime devotees, and as an original collage of an adventurous and earnest writer’s work for a new reader to fall into all too easily.

Elizabeth Bowen: Pictures and Conversations
Back Cover Featuring a Portrait of the Artist
Spine
Title Page
Table of Contents
'Origins'
'People'
'PLOT-ESSENTIAL. The Pre-Essential'
Original Newspaper Clipping

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