Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return

3.6 avg rating
( 10 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780199532131: Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Elizabeth Bowen is a writer who is still too little appreciated. Neil Corcoran presents here a critical study of her novels, short stories, family history, and essays, and shows that her work both inherits from the Modernist movement and transforms its experimental traditions.

Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return explores how she adapts Irish Protestant Gothic as a means of interpreting Irish experience during the Troubles of the 1920s and the Second World War, and also as a way of defining the defencelessness of those enduring the Blitz in wartime London. She employs versions of the Jamesian child as a way of offering a critique of the treatment of children in the European novel of adultery, and indeed, implicitly, of the Jamesian child itself. Corcoran relates the various kinds of return and reflex in her work-notably the presence of the supernatural, but also the sense of being haunted by reading-to both the Freudian concept of the "return of the repressed' and to T. S. Eliot's conception of the auditory imagination as a 'return to the origin."

Making greater interpretative use of extra-fictional materials than previous Bowen critics (notably her wartime reports from neutral Ireland to Churchill's government and the diaries of her wartime lover, the Canadian diplomat Charles Ritchie), Corcoran reveals how her fiction merges personal story with public history. Employing a wealth of original research, his radical new readings propose that Bowen is as important as Samuel Beckett to twentieth-century literary studies--a writer who returns us anew to the histories of both her time and ours.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Neil Corcoran is King Alfred Professor of English at the University of Liverpool.

Review:


"Insightful. Corcoran is eloquent throughout on two of the strongest strains in Bowens work: her hauntedness, and what he calls the gift or pain or dislocation of living between Ireland and England."--New York Times Book Review


"Corcoran's investigation of largely unplumbed sources, such as Bowen's wartime bulletins to Churchill from Ireland and the diary of her lover Charles Ritchie, are pertinent and illuminating.... Most impresively... Corcoran's use of language is sensuous, nuanced and precise enough to stand comparison with Bowen's own scrupulous verbal intensity."--Lucy Carlyle, Times Literary Supplement


"The breadth and complexity of Professor Corcoran's terms of reference, which also include, most notably, T. S. Eliot and Sigmund Freud, mark this out as a scholarly work aimed primarily at postgraduates and other academics. But this defines rather than limits his achievement, which is to renovate an important landmark in the occasionally barren territory of mid-twentieth century literature."--Contemporary Review


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780198186908: Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0198186908 ISBN 13:  9780198186908
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2004
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Neil Corcoran
Published by Oxford University Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0199532133 ISBN 13: 9780199532131
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0199532133

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Neil Corcoran
Published by OUP Oxford (2008)
ISBN 10: 0199532133 ISBN 13: 9780199532131
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford, 2008. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780199532131

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Corcoran, Neil
Published by OUP Oxford (2016)
ISBN 10: 0199532133 ISBN 13: 9780199532131
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description OUP Oxford, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780199532131_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Neil Corcoran
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0199532133 ISBN 13: 9780199532131
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Elizabeth Bowen is a writer who is still too little appreciated. Neil Corcoran presents here a critical study of her novels, short stories, family history, and essays, and shows that her work both inherits from the Modernist movement and transforms its experimental traditions.Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return explores how she adapts Irish Protestant Gothic as a means of interpreting Irish experience during the Troubles of the 1920s and the Second World War, and also as a way of defining the defencelessness of those enduring the Blitz in wartime London. She employs versions of the Jamesian child as a way of offering a critique of the treatment of children in the European novel of adultery, and indeed, implicitly, of the Jamesian child itself. Corcoranrelates the various kinds of return and reflex in her work-notably the presence of the supernatural, but also the sense of being haunted by reading-to both the Freudian concept of the 'return of the repressed' and to T. S. Eliot's conception of the auditory imagination as a 'return to the origin'.Making greater interpretative use of extra-fictional materials than previous Bowen critics (notably her wartime reports from neutral Ireland to Churchill's government and the diaries of her wartime lover, the Canadian diplomat Charles Ritchie), Corcoran reveals how her fiction merges personal story with public history. Employing a wealth of original research, his radical new readings propose that Bowen is as important as Samuel Beckett to twentieth-century literary studies-a writer who returnsus anew to the histories of both her time and ours. Seller Inventory # AAV9780199532131

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 51.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Neil Corcoran
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0199532133 ISBN 13: 9780199532131
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Elizabeth Bowen is a writer who is still too little appreciated. Neil Corcoran presents here a critical study of her novels, short stories, family history, and essays, and shows that her work both inherits from the Modernist movement and transforms its experimental traditions. Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return explores how she adapts Irish Protestant Gothic as a means of interpreting Irish experience during the Troubles of the 1920s and the Second World War, and also as a way of defining the defencelessness of those enduring the Blitz in wartime London. She employs versions of the Jamesian child as a way of offering a critique of the treatment of children in the European novel of adultery, and indeed, implicitly, of the Jamesian child itself. Corcoran relates the various kinds of return and reflex in her work-notably the presence of the supernatural, but also the sense of being haunted by reading-to both the Freudian concept of the return of the repressed and to T. S. Eliot s conception of the auditory imagination as a return to the origin . Making greater interpretative use of extra-fictional materials than previous Bowen critics (notably her wartime reports from neutral Ireland to Churchill s government and the diaries of her wartime lover, the Canadian diplomat Charles Ritchie), Corcoran reveals how her fiction merges personal story with public history. Employing a wealth of original research, his radical new readings propose that Bowen is as important as Samuel Beckett to twentieth-century literary studies-a writer who returns us anew to the histories of both her time and ours. Seller Inventory # AAV9780199532131

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 53.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Neil Corcoran
Published by Oxford University Press, USA (2008)
ISBN 10: 0199532133 ISBN 13: 9780199532131
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0199532133

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 52.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Corcoran, Neil
Published by Oxford University Press, USA 5/1/2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0199532133 ISBN 13: 9780199532131
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA 5/1/2008, 2008. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780199532131

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

ELIZABETH BOWEN THE ENFORCED RETURN (PAPERBACK) -
ISBN 10: 0199532133 ISBN 13: 9780199532131
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: NEW. 9780199532131 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01581988

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.62
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Corcoran, Neil
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199532133 ISBN 13: 9780199532131
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0199532133 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0047297

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Neil Corcoran
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199532133 ISBN 13: 9780199532131
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Paperback. Condition: New. 220 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.4in. x 0.6in.Elizabeth Bowen is a writer who is still too little appreciated. Neil Corcoran presents here a critical study of her novels, short stories, family history, and essays, and shows that her work both inherits from the Modernist movement and transforms its experimental traditions. Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return explores how she adapts Irish Protestant Gothic as a means of interpreting Irish experience during the Troubles of the 1920s and the Second World War, and also as a way of defining the defencelessness of those enduring the Blitz in wartime London. She employs versions of the Jamesian child as a way of offering a critique of the treatment of children in the European novel of adultery, and indeed, implicitly, of the Jamesian child itself. Corcoran relates the various kinds of return and reflex in her work-notably the presence of the supernatural, but also the sense of being haunted by reading-to both the Freudian concept of the return of the repressed and to T. S. Eliots conception of the auditory imagination as a return to the origin. Making greater interpretative use of extra-fictional materials than previous Bowen critics (notably her wartime reports from neutral Ireland to Churchills government and the diaries of her wartime lover, the Canadian diplomat Charles Ritchie), Corcoran reveals how her fiction merges personal story with public history. Employing a wealth of original research, his radical new readings propose that Bowen is as important as Samuel Beckett to twentieth-century literary studies--a writer who returns us anew to the histories of both her time and ours. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780199532131

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 66.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book