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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Preview — Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen. Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Mysterious Korplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 01, Kirsty Hanson rated it it was ok Shelves: Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen means a lot of different things to different people.
I’ve read that the whole story is set in some kind of purgatory, I’ve read that bowem of it is real and that it’s happening in one eljzabeth the character’s imaginations and I’ve read that the main character of the story is the moon.
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. Arthur has just come back from the war and is walking kpr Londo Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen means a lot of different things to different people.
Arthur has just come back from the war and is walking down London’s streets mysterioys his girlfriend, Pepita. They are on their way back to Pepita’s apartment which she shares with her virginal roommate, Callie.
The reason I gave this short story two stars is because it is so darn confusing. I read this short story about ten times and still came no closer to what Bowen was trying to tell us.
It left me feeling exasperated and dumb.
Elizabeth Bowen: ‘Mysterious Kor’ and ‘The Demon Lover’ – University of St Andrews
What I managed to get from it was this: Kor is a place which Pepita has took from a poem and Kor is an imaginary place where Pepita imagines a perfect life for her and Arthur. A perfect life which is away from the bomb-ridden streets of London during wartime.
Kor is Pepita’s ‘safe-place’, her ‘white-space’, the place in her mind which she can go to if things get too rough. The character of Callie was even more confusing. 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’.
The moonlight to Callie is something that can spark imagination and can make you feel pure. Bowen uses the moon as a symbol of how three different people have three different ideas of what their ‘safe-space’ is like. If you can blow whole places out of existence, you can blow whole places into it. For me, the characters fell flat and the storyline seemed pointless. 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.
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. But to me, it felt like something that was too complicated to understand.
Mysterious Kor by Elizabeth Bowen
If there’re two or three meanings to a story then that is fine, but once a story has handfuls of meanings, it can become silly, like the author didn’t know what they wanted their story to be about. Dec 24, Egemen Ipek rated it it was ok. This little story was given me as a translation assignment.
There is not much story in it. I find myself trying to suicide out of boredom, labelled literature in this situation, rather than enjoying myself. How it is that the surreal idea of Kor, mentioned only in a poetry, is far more interesting than those -I dare say- characters. Do y This little story mysterius given me as a translation assignment.
Do yourself a favour and avoid this one.
Oct 05, Sanaa Hyder rated it it was ok. But the year is not over so perhaps there is hope still Onto the actual story, read this for my course on the topic of topography. Bowen sure can write. The idea of Kor though, hmm, not bad. Lejla rated it it was amazing May 22, Megan rated it liked it Apr 08, EsmeRose rated it liked it Oct 09, Linda Marie rated it really liked it Jan 26, Shalu rated it really liked it Oct 14, Alexandra Hurst rated it liked it Aug 17, Katrina Postor rated it really liked it Apr 14, Ashley rated it liked it May 11, Nadia Mahmud rated it really liked it May 14, Sara Strickland rated it really liked it Nov 17, Rawan rated it liked it May 28, Kendall Berdinsky rated it really liked it Mar 14, Kimberly rated it really liked it Sep 28, Caroline rated it liked it May 03, Renata rated it liked it Sep 22, Fern added it Dec 02, Nicole Donze marked it as to-read Feb 04, Pinky added it Jun 14, Nikky added it Dec 23, Reem added it Oct 22, Tyler added it Nov 09, Georgie added it Nov 13, Rachel Hackett marked it as to-read Nov 19, Nelly added it Feb 10, Sana Kapur added it May 13, Tina Willis marked it as to-read Aug 13, Prema Arasu added it Oct 08, Evangelia added it Oct 08, Anne Oftedahl marked it as to-read Nov 23, Sara Nilsen added it Jul 27, Noah added it Jul 31, Sarah Elliman added it Oct 30, Ria Koumi marked it as to-read Nov 22, Elliot added it Dec 02, Noemi Ponzoni marked it as to-read Dec 31, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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