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roger

How could anybody think of Bowen as an inheritor of Woolf?
Heat of the Day is a great novel - but the general opinion that Death of the Heart is the greatest seems right to me. There is not one badly written sentence in that novel. It is incredible.

As for Bowen's own inheritors, I'd nominate J.G. Farrell. His "Troubles" takes a Bowen theme - the country house in the Irish troubles - and reworks it to create something much more fantasmagoric. All of Farell is good.

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