Encounters: Stories

Encounters: Stories

by Elizabeth Bowen


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The publication of Encounters in1923 launched what would become a luminous forty-year writing career that spanned the advent of modernist literature, the Second World War, and the fraught years preceding the political turmoil of “the Troubles” in Ireland. These gem-like stories display Elizabeth Bowen’s uncanny ability to represent un-belonging, dispossession, and the fragility of selfhood. With astonishing literary adroitness and psychological acuity, she depicts the comedy of British class society, the fracturing of external perception, the pervasive influence of suppressed sexuality, and the abiding force of adolescent epiphanies. Her deft use of language to convey the interior atmosphere of her characters’ lives renders these tales as moving as they are timeless.

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ISBN-13: 9781733561648
Publisher: Mary Bahr Inc.
Publication date: 08/15/2019
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.29(d)

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Encounters 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good short stories but there are no clearly defined chapters, so that you hardly know when one story ends and another begins which is confusing not to mention all the typos and misspellings. Barns@Noble should have taken more time and care to resolve these issues since they have no problem taking our money. That being said some of the stories were good and some were dated but over all its easy to see that Elizabeth Bowen was a decent writer who didn't have to resort to gimmicks, sex, or violence. Just stories that took me back to a simpler time that I forgot one quiet frankly miss and know I'll never see again which is heartbreaking.
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