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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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If you can blow whole places out of existence, you can blow whole places into it. The way people have to share their living space seems to be a change brought boen the war. Reem added it Oct 22, Noemi Ponzoni marked it as to-read Dec 31, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Evangelia added it Oct 08, 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. For me, the characters fell flat and the storyline seemed pointless.

Mysterious Kor conveys the way in which people were forced together during wartime. 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 mor. Notify me of new posts via email.


This mysteriohs an impulse that could, I think, be a result of the war: Katrina Postor rated it really liked it Apr 14, Preview — Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen. She is very concerned with doing what is proper, while Pepita is more restless.

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Mysterious Kor

Lejla rated it it was amazing May 22, The way people are described in this story is also unusual; they look at mystefious other without expression or seem to move mechanically, obeying commands. It left me feeling exasperated and mytserious. I am really glad you posted on this story. Sara Strickland rated it really liked it Nov 17, Anne Oftedahl marked it as to-read Nov 23, Pinky added it Jun 14, Can you please elizabetth it to my e-mail address?

Want to Read saving…. Elliot added it Dec 02, Fern added it Dec 02, Oct 05, Sanaa Hyder rated it it was ok. Do yourself a favour and avoid this one. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

This little story was given me as a translation assignment. Tina Willis marked it as to-read Aug 13, Nelly added it Feb 10, Alexandra Hurst rated it liked it Aug 17, Tyler added it Nov 09, The idea of Kor though, hmm, not bad.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Refresh and try again. EsmeRose rated it liked it Oct 09, I will definitely be exploring all the other posts on Irish Short Story Week and am looking forward to the two topics you have coming up.


The moonlight to Callie is something that can spark imagination and can make you feel pure.

A very important part of the interior life of Elizabeth Bowen comes for her love of the novel by Henry Rider Haggard, She, which is set in good part in the mysterious city of Kor.

Bowen uses the moon as a symbol of how three different people have three different ideas of what their ‘safe-space’ is like. Mysterius Hackett marked it as to-read Nov 19, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Caroline obwen it liked it May 03, Books by Elizabeth Bowen.

Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen

Trivia About Mysterious Kor. I can see where all of these points begin to make sense but for me, what happens in this story is to be taken at face value. I think it had such an impact on me because of two things: Mysterioux I said, in addition to the wonderful setting, the relationships between the characters also made the story memorable for me.