Elizabeth Bowen and Virginia Woolf

I really thought that I was making a bit of a break from Woolf to imagine a new project (after the Mrs. Dalloway one, that is), that would have Bowen and and Graham Greene at its center.

Now I find, as I read Victoria Glendenning’s biography of Bowen, that I’m working on yet another woman writer with a family history of manic depression. Both Woolf and Bowen lost their mothers as young adolescents.