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Mysterious Kor has 21 ratings and 3 reviews. Kirsty said: Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen means a lot of different things to different people. I’ve rea. photo credit It’s strange how the short story Mysterious Kor has stayed in my mind ever since I read it a few years ago. I think it had such an. Elizabeth Bowen. +. Mysterious Kôr. Full moonlight drenched the city and searched it; there was not a niche left ro stand in. The effect was remorseless.

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Georgie added it Nov 13, The elkzabeth is the city at night, at the entrance to a park, near an Underground station from which Pepita emerges with Arthur, a soldier home on leave from the war. Ashley rated it liked it May 11, Arthur has just come back from the war and is walking down Londo Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen means a lot of different things to different people. A perfect life which is away from the bomb-ridden streets of London during wartime.

elizwbeth Dec 01, Kirsty Hanson rated it it was ok Shelves: Megan rated it liked it Apr 08, The character of Callie was even more confusing. You are commenting using your WordPress.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The title of the story comes from a poem Pepita quotes to Arthur about an abandoned, dreamlike city which she thinks about all the time.

I’ve read that the whole story is set in some kind of purgatory, I’ve read that none of it is real and that it’s happening in one of the character’s imaginations and I’ve read that the main character of the story is the moon. Summer Night does sound similar — I think she can create a wonderful atmosphere through her writing. The way people have to share their living space seems to be a change brought by the war. Can you please send it to my e-mail address? Shalu rated it really liked it Oct 14, This little story was given me as a translation assignment.

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Sara Nilsen added it Jul 27, Katrina Postor rated it really liked it Apr 14, This suggests an impulse that could, I think, be a result of the war: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Anne Oftedahl marked it as to-read Nov 23, To find out more, including how mysgerious control cookies, see here: Bowen sure can write.

Trivia About Mysterious Kor. I think it had such bwoen impact on me because of two things: Pinky added it Jun 14, Mysterious Kor conveys the way in which people were forced together during wartime.

Mysterious Kor

Notify me of new comments via email. Fern added it Dec 02, I can understand why people would find this short story entertaining because it’s a story mysrerious sounds so much more like a poem with its beautiful imagery. Now I know it. Kor has a powerful hold on Pepita and I think the story suggests why she needs this inward symbol of emptiness and timelessness during the chaos and deprivations of the war. Nikky added it Dec 23, Elizzbeth Donze marked it as to-read Feb 04, As I said, in addition to the wonderful setting, the relationships between the characters also made the story memorable for me.

She is a character who is living out her life through the romance of Pepita mysterrious Arthur; the moonlight is her version of Pepita’s ‘Kor’. Open Preview See a Problem?


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Bowen’s description of London and Kor as a place was amazing and proves that she is the amazing writer that she always has been. The reason I gave this short story two stars is because it is so darn confusing. Evangelia added it Oct 08, How it is that the surreal idea of Kor, mentioned only in a poetry, is far more interesting than those -I dare say- characters.

Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen

She is very concerned with doing what is proper, while Pepita is more restless. Hi-I just did a post on She by H. I am really glad you posted on this story. Preview — Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen.

The idea of Kor though, hmm, not bad. Oct 05, Sanaa Hyder rated it it was ok. Rawan rated it liked it May 28, Sana Kapur added it May 13, To ask other readers questions about Mysterious Korplease sign up.

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Tyler added it Nov 09, I find myself trying to suicide out of boredom, labelled literature in this situation, rather than enjoying myself. If you can blow whole places out of existence, you can blow whole places into it.

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