Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Bowen

Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen, CBE (7 June 1899 – 22 February 1973) was an Irish novelist and short story writer.

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    ... a novel survives because of its basic truthfulness, its having within it something general and universal, and a quality of imaginative perception which applies just as much now as it did in the fifty or hundred or two hundred years since the novel came to life.
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)

    At the age of twelve I was finding the world too small: it appeared to me like a dull, trim back garden, in which only trivial games could be played.
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)

    The best that an individual can do is to concentrate on what he or she can do, in the course of a burning effort to do it better.
    Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973)