Social Discontinuity in the Novels of Elizabeth Bowen: The Conservative Quest (Studies in British Literature S. v. 38)

Social Discontinuity in the Novels of Elizabeth Bowen: The Conservative Quest (Studies in British Literature S. v. 38)

By: Professor John Coates (author)Hardback

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This work explores Elizabeth Bowen's concern with the effect on human relationships and the individual psyche of social discontinuity. John Coates' arguments are substantiated by textual analysis.

Contents

Elizabeth Bowen's "The Last September" - the loss of the past and the modern consciousness; the tree of Jesse and the voyage out - stability and disorder in Elizabeth Bowen's "Friends and Relations"; the hearth and the theatre - moral choice in "To the North"; emotional need and cultural codes in "The House in Paris"; in praise of civility - conservative values and dilemmas in "The Death of the Heart"; the rewards and problems of rootedness in "The Heat of the Day"; the recovery of the past in "A "World of Love"; false history and true in "The Link Girls"; conclusion -some recent developments in Bowen criticism.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773482593
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780773482593
  • ISBN10: 0773482598

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