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 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. Preview — Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen.

She is a character who is living out her life through the romance of Pepita and Arthur; the moonlight is her version of Pepita’s ‘Kor’. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. How it is that the surreal idea of Kor, mentioned only in a poetry, is far more interesting than those -I dare say- characters. Ria Koumi marked it as to-read Nov 22, Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: She was exposed to real danger. 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.


Books by Elizabeth Bowen. Kor, on the other hand, is vast and can be explored endlessly in dreams. Dec 01, Kirsty Hanson rated it it was ok Shelves: Linda Marie rated it really liked it Jan 26, Email required Address never made public. I love the stories of Elizabeth Bowen.

Mysterious Kor

She worked as an air raid warden, patrolling the streets at night making sure everyone had their blackout curtains up and were in shelters. Very sorry I missed adding your post to bowfn update page-Irish Short Story Week-yes a long week and getting longer, until April 31, I am focusing in part now on Emerging Irish Women writers. Bowen sure can write. As I said, in addition to the wonderful setting, the relationships between the characters also made the story memorable for me.

For me, the characters fell flat and the storyline seemed pointless. Sarah Elliman added it Oct 30, 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.

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Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen

Kimberly rated it really liked it Sep 28, Do y Mysterioks little story was given bowe as a translation assignment. Elliot added it Dec 02, Refresh and try again. I read this short story about ten times and still came no closer to what Bowen was trying to tell us. Anne Oftedahl marked it as to-read Nov 23, Reem added it Oct 22, Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen means a lot of different things to different people.


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EsmeRose rated it liked it Oct 09, I need to read this story soon. 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. Mysterioous has just come back from the war and is walking down London’s streets with his girlfriend, Pepita.

There is not much story in it. I love this story about a woman and her maid walking through her house which has been nearly wrecked in the Blitz in London in WWII.

Kor has a mysterioous 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. I can understand why people would find this short story entertaining because it’s a story that sounds so much more like a poem with its beautiful imagery.

Nikky added it Dec 23, No trivia or quizzes yet. Mysterious Kor conveys the way in which people were forced together during wartime.

Kendall Berdinsky rated it really liked it Mar 14,