The Last September


Author: Elizabeth Bowen
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1984899953
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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The Last September is Elizabeth Bowen's portrait of a young woman's coming of age in a brutalized time and place, where the ordinariness of life floats like music over the impending doom of history. In 1920, at their country home in County Cork, Sir Richard Naylor and his wife, Lady Myra, and their friends maintain a skeptical attitude toward the events going on around them, but behind the facade of tennis parties and army camp dances, all know that the end is approaching—the end of British rule in the south of Ireland and the demise of a way of life that had survived for centuries. Their niece, Lois Farquar, attempts to live her own life and gain her own freedoms from the very class that her elders are vainly defending. The Last September depicts the tensions between love and the longing for freedom, between tradition and the terrifying prospect of independence, both political and spiritual. "Brilliant.... A successful combination of social comedy and private tragedy."—The Times Literary Supplement (London)

The Last September

A Novel
Author: Nina de Gramont
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616205377
Category: Fiction
Page: 321
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A “brilliant rendering of love story, murder mystery . . . and that rare coming of age novel that deals with adults” by the author of Gossip of the Starlings (Brad Watson, author of Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives). The daughter of English professors, Brett Mercier approaches all things—life, love, death—with a certain poetic bent. She’s been in love with Charlie ever since he took her skiing on a lovely Colorado night fourteen years ago. And now, living in a seaside cottage on Cape Cod with their young daughter, it looks as if they have settled into the life they desired. However, Brett and Charlie’s marriage has been tenuous for quite some time. And when Charlie’s unstable younger brother plans to move in with them, the tension simmering under the surface of their marriage boils over. But what happens to Charlie next is unfathomable. Charlie was the golden boy, so charismatic that he charmed everyone who crossed his path; who saw life as one big adventure; who could always rescue his troubled brother, no matter how unpredictable the situation. So who is to blame for the tragic turn of events? And why does Brett feel responsible? Set against the desolate autumn beauty of Cape Cod, The Last September is “a fine literary whodunit from an accomplished storyteller” (Kirkus Reviews). “If you liked The Girl on the Train, read The Last September.” —Newsday

Moments of Moment

Aspects of the Literary Epiphany
Author: Wim Tigges
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042006263
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 496
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... a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the vulgarity of speech or of gesture or in a memorable phase in the mind itself. Thus Stephen Dedalus in James Joyce's Stephen Hero: defines the phenomenon that has ever since been known as the literary epiphany. The essays gathered in this volume comprise a wide survey of this phenomenon. With recurrent reference to its most famous creators, notably William Wordsworth, who was the first to consciously explore and delineate those momentous spots in time in his Prelude, Walter Pater, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, this book intends to provide a broad and unbiased exploration into the various types and categories of the moment of moment that can be distinguished, ranging from William Blake, Ann Radcliffe and Charles Maturin through the nineteenth-century sonnet tradition and the naturalistic novel to modernist and postmodernist exponents such as Ezra Pound and Elizabeth Bowen, Philip larkin and Seamus Heaney, and include contributions by acclaimed experts in the field such as Martin Bidney, Robert Langbaum, Jay Losey, and Ashton Nichols.

A History of the Irish Novel


Author: Derek Hand
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139500635
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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Derek Hand's A History of the Irish Novel is a major work of criticism on some of the greatest and most globally recognisable writers of the novel form. Writers such as Laurence Sterne, James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, Samuel Beckett and John McGahern have demonstrated the extraordinary intellectual range, thematic complexity and stylistic innovation of Irish fiction. Derek Hand provides a remarkably detailed picture of the Irish novel's emergence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He shows the story of the genre is the story of Ireland's troubled relationship to modernisation. The first critical synthesis of the Irish novel from the seventeenth century to the present day, this is a major book for the field, and the first to thematically, theoretically and contextually chart its development. It is an essential, entertaining and highly original guide to the history of the Irish novel.

The Big House in Ireland

Reality and Representation
Author: Jacqueline Genet
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780389209683
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 311
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The Big House has been an element of tragedy in the course of Ireland's history and it is considered such by contemporary novelists such as Aidan Higgins and Jennifer Johnson. It has been the crucible in which two civilizations failed to melt and yet became inseparably bound together."ófrom the Introduction by Guy Fehlmann. Contents: Introduction An Historical Survey, Guy Fehlmann; The Big House in Western Ireland, Breand·n MacAodha; "Cast a Cold Eye": A Sociological Approach, Joy Rudd; Distribution, Function and Architecture, Breand·n MacAodha; The Beginnings of Big House Fiction; Maria Edgeworth: Castle Rackrent, Bernard Legros; Irish Homes in the Work of C.R. Maturin, Claude FiÈrobe; Historical Glimpses: John Banim, Bernard Escarbelt; Gerald Griffin, Michel Flot; Le Fanu's Houses, Jean Lozes; The Golden Age; George Moore's Big House Novel: A Drama in Muslin, Jean NoÎl; Joyce Cary: Castle Corner, A Big House Novel?, Jacques Emprin; Interior and Exterior: The Big House and the Irish Landscape in the Work of Elizabeth Bowen, GearÛid Cronin; Elizabeth Bowen's A World of Love, Josette Leray; The Big House in Se·n O'Faol·in's Fiction, Denis Sampson; Molly Keane, Maurice Elliot; Jennifer Johnston, Mark Mortimer; John Banville and the Subversion of the Big House Novel, GearÛid Cronin; A View from Outside; A Shadowless Castle of Treasures: Kinalty Castle in Henry Green's Loving, Fiona MacPhail; Major and Majestic: J.G. Farrell's Troubles, Fiona MacPhail; Through the Poets' Eyes; Yeats and the Big Houses, Jacqueline Genet; The "Big House" by Paul Muldoon: The Approach of the Satirist, Dominique Gauthier; The Image of the Big House in the Poetry of Derek Mahon and Tom Paulin, Caroline MacDonough.

Technical Bulletin


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
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Americanizing Britain

The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire
Author: Genevieve Abravanel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199942668
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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How did Great Britain, which entered the twentieth century as a dominant empire, reinvent itself in reaction to its fears and fantasies about the United States? Investigating the anxieties caused by the invasion of American culture-from jazz to Ford motorcars to Hollywood films-during the first half of the twentieth century, Genevieve Abravanel theorizes the rise of the American Entertainment Empire as a new style of imperialism that threatened Britain's own. In the early twentieth century, the United States excited a range of utopian and dystopian energies in Britain. Authors who might ordinarily seem to have little in common-H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, and Virginia Woolf-began to imagine Britain's future through America. Abravanel explores how these novelists fashioned transatlantic fictions as a response to the encroaching presence of Uncle Sam. She then turns her attention to the arrival of jazz after World War I, showing how a range of writers, from Elizabeth Bowen to W.H. Auden, deployed the new music as a metaphor for the modernization of England. The global phenomenon of Hollywood film proved even more menacing than the jazz craze, prompting nostalgia for English folk culture and a lament for Britain's literary heritage. Abravanel then refracts British debates about America through the writing of two key cultural critics: F.R. Leavis and T.S. Eliot. In so doing, she demonstrates the interdependencies of some of the most cherished categories of literary study-language, nation, and artistic value-by situating the high-low debates within a transatlantic framework.

Modernism and Colonialism

British and Irish Literature, 1899–1939
Author: Richard Begam,Michael Moses
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822340386
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 326
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The essays in Modernism and Colonialism offer revisionary accounts of major British and Irish literary modernists relation to colonialism.

El fragor del día


Author: Elizabeth Bowen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788415130376
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 352
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The Last Rhinos

The Powerful Story of One Man's Battle to Save a Species
Author: Lawrence Anthony,Graham Spence
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0283071559
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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Lawrence Anthony's South African game reserve is home to many animals he has saved, from a remarkable herd of elephants to a badly behaved bushbaby called George. Described as 'the Indiana Jones of conservation', when one of his rhinos was brutally slaughtered for her horn, he didn't hesitate to lead an armed response against the poachers. Then he learned that there were only a handful of northern white rhinos left in the wild, living in an area of the Congo controlled by the infamous Lord's Resistance Army and soon to be hunted into extinction. Lawrence knew he had to take action. What followed was an extraordinary adventure, as he headed into the jungle to negotiate with the rebels, while battling to save his own animals from terrible drought and to save the eyesight of his beloved elephant matriarch Nana. The Last Rhinos is peopled with unforgettable characters, both human and animal, and is a sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always exciting read. 'Anthony was a charismatic figure whose life combined Gerald Durrell-esque animal antics with Wilbur Smith bush heroics . . . a rattling read with an urgent message' BBC Wildlife Magazine

The Last Letter


Author: Fritz Leiber
Publisher: eStar Books
ISBN: 161210259X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Who or what was the scoundrel that kept these couriers from the swift completion of their handsomely appointed rondos?

The Last Defender


Author: Derek Keen
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 184876524X
Category: Brothers and sisters
Page: 335
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Brokehill Manor, an out-of-the-way pile in a state of gentle dilapidation, is a house with a secret. Its gentleman owner’s peace and tranquility is suddenly interrupted late one autumn by the arrival of a larger-than-life widowed sister whose sole agenda is change. With history on his side and in the company of a one-time Detective Agency bloodhound, a distinctly laid-back Persian cat and the feisty support of a loyal grand-daughter, Edward Brimble sets out to rebuff his sister’s unwarranted demands. A cleverly crafted and compelling novel, The Last Defender is aimed at an open audience, from teenagers up to the age of 80. The novel, which tells of the manor’s historic link with the beginning of the English Civil War, will appeal particularly to fans of sport and history. Derek is inspired by different authors; Charles Dickens for his structure, characters and dialogue, John Fowles for introspection and historicity, James Joyce for his more ‘bizarre moments’.

The Last Valley

Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam
Author: Martin Windrow
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780222475
Category: History
Page: 736
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Stalingrad in the jungle: the battle that doomed the French Empire and led America into Vietnam In winter 1953-54 the French army in Vietnam challenged its elusive enemy, General Giap's Viet Minh, to pitched battle. Ten thousand French paras and légionnaires, with artillery and tanks, were flown to the remote valley of Dien Bien Phu to build a fortress upon which Giap could smash his inexperienced regiments. The siege which followed became a Stalingrad in the jungle, and its outcome shocked the world.

A Short Account of the Late Revolution in Geneva

And of the Conduct of France Towards that Republic, from October 1792, to October 1794
Author: Sir Francis d' Ivernois
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: France
Page: 76
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The Poultry and Egg Situation


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Egg trade
Page: N.A
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Mr Asia: The Last Man Standing

Inside Australasia's Most Notorious Drug Syndicate
Author: Jim Shepherd
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
ISBN: 9781742621333
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 332
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Do not think for one instant that a life of crime is glamorous and exciting. It is not. It is a life of degradation, dishonesty, misery, violence, and loss of liberty. It has been more than 30 years since the Mr Asia drug syndicate came apart, when the handless, toothless body of Martin Johnstone was found dumped in a quarry in England. The members of the syndicate were responsible for a string of dead bodies all over the world and the importation of hundreds of kilograms of heroin and marijuana into Australia, New Zealand and Britain - and they made tens of millions of dollars doing it. In this never before heard story from the only surviving member of the syndicate, James Shepherd tells of Mr Asia's rise and fall in gritty, horrifying detail. This is not the flashy, glamourised account put forward in Underbelly, but raw, unadulterated truth. James Shepherd was named by the 1983 Stewart Royal Commission as second in charge of the Mr Asia Drug Syndicate, and was given a 25 year sentence for his role. The long years spent in jail contemplating the murder and misery caused by the syndicate convinced him that the full story needed to be told - as a warning to others, if nothing else. The result is something unique - as fascinating as it is horrifying. It's the real insiders account of the multi-million dollar, kill-or-be-killed world of our most notorious international drug syndicate.

Novels by Elizabeth Bowen

Eva Trout (Novel), the Death of the Heart, the Heat of the Day, the House in Paris, the Last September
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230484624
Category:
Page: 20
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 18. Chapters: Eva Trout (novel), The Death of the Heart, The Heat of the Day, The House in Paris, The Last September. Excerpt: The Last September is a novel by the Anglo-Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen published in 1929, concerning life at the country mansion of Danielstown, Cork during the Irish War of Independence. Preface Although The Last September was first published in 1929, a preface was written for this text decades later to be included in the second American edition of this novel. Concerned that readers unfamiliar with this particular chapter of Anglo-Irish history would not fully comprehend the anxieties of these times, Bowen takes great pains to explain the particulars of both her writing process and the political reasons for the unsettled atmosphere felt throughout the text, palpable even in its most seemingly serene moments. Of all her books, Bowen notes, The Last September is "nearest to my heart, had a deep, unclouded, spontaneous source. Though not poetic, it brims up with what could be the stuff of poetry, the sensations of youth. It is a work of instinct rather than knowledge-to a degree, a 'recall' book, but there had been no such recall before." While Bowen's own beloved family home, Bowen's Court, remained untouched throughout "The Troubled Times" this preface explores the ramifications for witnesses of "Ambushes, arrests, captures and burning, reprisals and counter-reprisals" as "The British patrolled and hunted; the Irish planned, lay in wait, and struck." "I was the child of the house from which Danielstown derives" Bowen concludes, "nevertheless, so often in my mind's eye did I see it burning that the terrible last event in The Last September is more real than anything I have lived through." Part One: The Arrival of Mr. & Mrs. Montmorency...

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Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 142890901X
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The Christian pioneer, ed. by G. Harris


Author: George Harris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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A World of Lost Innocence

The Fiction of Elizabeth Bowen
Author: Nicola Darwood
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443839507
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 255
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Elizabeth Bowen was a prolific writer; her publishing career spanned five decades and during this time she wrote ten novels, over one hundred short stories and countless reviews and journal articles. While earlier novels are now acknowledged as Modernist texts, her later novels can be read through the lens of postmodernism; they can be considered variously as romantic fiction, marriage novels, war time spy thrillers and psychological drama but, throughout her novels, she consistently questioned notions of identity, sexuality and the loss of innocence. A World of Lost Innocence: The Fiction of Elizabeth Bowen offers a reading of Elizabeth Bowen’s fiction which focuses specifically on this loss, foregrounding the psychological conflicts experienced by her protagonists. It examines the subject not only across the range of her fiction, but also in relation to her unfolding narrative structures through a chronologically based discussion of her novels and selected short stories, interwoven with biographical information and drawing on unpublished letters. This book investigates the dominant kinds of innocence that Bowen represents throughout her fiction: the innocence attributed to childhood, sexual innocence and sexual morality, and political innocence, and argues that the transition from innocence to experience plays an important role in the epistemological journey faced both by Bowen’s characters and her readers.