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Inventory of the Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen Papers, 1934-1946, bulk 1944-1946
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The correspondence primarily concerns publishing arrangements for Elizabeth Bowen's works in progress during the years 1944 to 1946 and contains references to her active wartime writing for the British Council and other agencies.
The Anglo-Irish author Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen was born in 1899, married Alan Charles Cameron in 1923, and died in 1973. Among her many novels are The Last September (1929), The House in Paris (1935), The Death of the Heart (1938), The Heat of the Day (1948), A World of Love (1955), and Eva Trout; or, Changing Scenes (1968). Her other numerous writings encompass literary criticism, reviews, and several volumes of short stories. Miss Bowen's honors include Commander, Order of the British Empire in 1948; D.Litt., Trinity College, Dublin, 1949, and Oxford University, 1956; Companion of Literature, Royal Society of Literature, 1965; and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, 1970, for Eva Trout.
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