Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Elizabeth Bowen 1899-1973

"Often intimacies between women go backwards, beginning with revelations and ending up in small talk without loss of esteem."

--The Death of the Heart (1938)

Her spare style and crisp characterization make her novels a bracing and addictive pleasure. Try one as a tonic, when you are weary of fashionable fiction.



At 11:42 AM, Blogger Carol Peters said...

God, yes, I'm overdue.


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