Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

A selective list of literary criticism for the British novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Bowen, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer and editor reviewed sources

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Glendinning, Victoria. "'I am in your keeping.'" On the love affair between Bowen and the younger Charles Ritchie, which lasted 32 years. The Guardian 6 Feb. 2009.

Bidney, Martin. "Nostalgic narcissism in comic and tragic perspectives: Elizabeth Bowen's two fictional reworkings of a Tennyson lyric" [Tennyson's "Tears, Idle Tears"]. Studies in Short Fiction Winter 1996 [sub ser, questia].

Calder, Robert L. "'A more sinister troth': Elizabeth Bowen's 'The Demon Lover' as allegory." Studies in Short Fiction 31 (Winter 1994) pp 91-97 [sub ser, highbeam].

Coates, John. "The Moral Argument of Elizabeth Bowen's Ghost Stories." [The Shadowy Third; The Apple Tree; The Demon Lover]. Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 52, 4 (Summer 2000) [sub ser, questia].

Gonzalez, Alexander G. "Elizabeth Bowen's 'Her Table Spread': A Joycean Irish story." Studies in Short Fiction 30, 3 (Summer 1993) [sub ser, questia].

Miller, Kristine A. "'Even a Shelter's Not Safe': The Blitz on Homes in Elizabeth Bowen's Wartime Writing." Twentieth Century Literature 45, 2 (Summer 1999) pp 138-58 [first page only, blurred, jstor].

Rau, Petra. Introduction to Elizabeth Bowen from the Literary Encyclopedia 17 Nov. 2002 [subscription service].

Thompson, Terry W. "The Demon Lover": Elizabeth Bowen's "Unashamed Retelling" of "The Jolly Corner" [sources in Henry James]. South Carolina Review 39.

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