Late Life Collage

  • Patricia Laurence
Part of the Literary Lives book series (LL)


This chapter presents fragments of Bowen’s life between the death of her husband in 1952 and the sale of Bowen’s Court in 1959. She lectured extensively in America during this period, traveled to the American Academy in Rome to finish A Time in Rome, completed The World of Love, and traveled around England and Scotland for the British Royal Commission on Capital Punishment. Her conservative political values are discussed as well as her late friendships with the writer and musician, Eddy Sackville-West, and the painter, Derek Hill.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Laurence
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  1. 1.City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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