Chapter 21. Elizabeth Bowen: “The Demon Lover” and “Mysterious Kôr”

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor2 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor3
  1. Dr Sarah Dillon Lecturer

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch21

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Dillon, S. (2008) Elizabeth Bowen: “The Demon Lover” and “Mysterious Kôr”, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 3

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. University of St Andrews, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973) - prolific writer of short stories;
  • “The Demon Lover” - Bowen's most anthologized story;
  • “The Demon Lover” - provoking strong and conflicting critical interpretations;
  • “The Demon Lover” and “Mysterious Kôr” - representing two very different types of Bowen story;
  • “Mysterious Kôr” signaling powerful self-referentiality;
  • Bowen's short fiction - the need to escape to an alternative space

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • “The Demon Lover”

  • “Mysterious Kôr”

  • References and Further Reading