HON293C: Literary Scandals and Controversies

An archived version of a 2007 NCSU course blog

Stolen Words and Elizabeth Bowen

On page 25, Mallon discusses an essay written by Elizabeth Bowen in which she writes, “The imagination, which may appear to bear such individual fruit, is rooted in a compost of forgotten books…When I write, I am re-creating what was created for me.” Who was Elizabeth Bowen and how did people respond to her thought on creative writing and imagination?

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