Spider's House: A Novel

October 31, 2006|
Spider's House: A Novel by Paul Bowles
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Set in Fez, Morocco, during that country''s 1954 nationalist uprising, The Spider''s House is perhaps Paul Bowles''s most beautifully subtle novel, richly descriptive of its setting and uncompromising in its characterizations. Exploring once again the dilemma of the outsider in an alien society, and the gap in understanding between cultures—recurrent themes of Paul Bowles''s writings—The Spider''s House is dramatic, brutally honest, and shockingly relevant to today''s political situation in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Paul Bowles was born in 1910 and studied music with composer Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco. A devastatingly imaginative observer of the West''s encounter with the East, he is the author of four highly acclaimed novels:The Sheltering Sky,Let It Come Down,The Spider''s House, andUp Above the World. In addition to being ...
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Title:Spider's House: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:432 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.08 in
Shipping dimensions:432 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.08 in
Published:October 31, 2006
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780061137037

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