Elizabeth Bowen paid particular attention to objects, endowing places and things with sentience and agency in her fiction in order to elucidate a hidden current of vitality in the physical world. After the destruction of World War II, she began to question her reasons for trusting in her earlier intuitions about the non-human realm and the epistemological premises that informed her literary sensibilities. In essays and radio broadcasts from the post-war period, and in her later fiction, she interrogated these notions, uncovering key complexities in her point of view concerning the inanimate.


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