Reviews

  • She is a major writer; her name should appear on any responsible list of the ten most important fiction writers in English on this side of the Atlantic in this century. She is what happened after Bloomsbury ... the link that connects Virginia Woolf with Irish Murdoch and Muriel Spark.

    Victoria Glendinning
  • Bowen's stories show the awesome capabilities of the English language and the surprise and mystery of the human soul.

    Anne Tyler
  • Bowen's stories are novels that have been split open like rocks and reveal the glitter of the naked crystals which have formed them.

    V. S. Pritchett

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