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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I think it had such an impact on me because of two things: Sara Nilsen added it Jul 27, Arthur has just come back from the war and is walking down London’s streets with his girlfriend, Pepita.

BooksElizabeth BowenFiction. I found the most striking aspect of the story to be the stunning descriptions of the moonlit night and how they manage to hint at the atmosphere of London during the Second Boqen War. Megan rated it liked it Apr 08, Sara Strickland rated it really liked it Nov 17, The story revolves around fleeting but personal conversations, showing how intimacy can be created in the crowded wartime city, as Arthur wonders why Pepita is so haunted by the city of Kor.

The idea of Kor though, hmm, not bad. Notify me of new comments via email.


Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen

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. Tina Willis marked it as to-read Aug 13, 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.

If you can blow whole places out of existence, you can blow whole places into it. Kor has a powerful hold on Pepita and I think the story suggests why she needs this inward symbol kysterious emptiness and timelessness during the chaos and deprivations of the war. For me, the characters fell flat and the storyline seemed pointless. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Kendall Berdinsky rated it really liked it Mar 14, Thanks again for your participation. Rider Haggard, the source for the city of Kor. Pinky added it Jun 14, They elizabetj on their way back to Pepita’s apartment which she shares with her virginal roommate, Callie. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Dec 24, Egemen Ipek rated it it was ok.

Mysterious Kor

I will definitely mysterios exploring all the other mysterous on Irish Short Story Week and am looking forward to the two topics you have coming up.


Ria Koumi marked it as to-read Nov 22, To ask other readers questions about Mysterious Korplease sign up. Elliot added it Dec 02, Bowen uses the moon as a symbol of how three different people have three different ideas of what their ‘safe-space’ is like.

Alexandra Hurst rated it liked it Aug 17, I read this short story about ten times and still came no closer to what Bowen was trying to tell us. Pepita imagines it myserious a world that she and Arthur would have all to themselves. Refresh and try again.

Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen

Noah added it Jul 31, Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen. But to me, it felt like something that was too complicated to understand. She was exposed to real danger. I find myself trying to suicide out of boredom, labelled literature in this situation, rather than enjoying myself.

I need to read this mysterioks soon. This book was an important part of the interior life of Elizabeth Bowen. Caroline rated it liked it May 03,