The collection is composed of correspondence and literary
manuscripts of Anglo-Irish novelist Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973). The correspondence concerns
publishing arrangements for Bowen's works in progress during the years 1944-1946,
discussions of her writing and the writing of other authors, and references to her wartime
writing for the British Council and other agencies.
Anglo-Irish author Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen (1899-1973) was born in 1899 in Dublin,
Ireland, married Alan Charles Cameron in 1923, and died in 1973 in London, England. 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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