Born June 7, 1899 in Dublin, Elizabeth Bowen grew up in England. Among her novels are The House in Paris (1935), The Death of the Heart (1938) and The Heat of the Day (1949). Her short-story collections include The Demon Lover (1945). Bowen's work frequently depicts uneasy and unfulfilled relationships among the upper middle class. Her essay collections include Collected Impressions (1950).
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