The Stories Of Paul Bowles

October 31, 2006|
The Stories Of Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles
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The short fiction of American literary cult figure Paul Bowles is marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry--possessing a symmetry between beauty and terror that is haunting and ultimately moral. In Pastor Dowe at Tecat�, a Protestant missionary is sent to a faraway place where his God has no power. In Call at Coraz�n, an American husband abandons his alcoholic wife on their honeymoon in a South American jungle. In Allal, a boy''s drug-induced metamorphosis into a deadly serpent leads to his violent death. Here also are some of Bowles''s most famous works, including The Delicate Prey, a grimly satisfying tale of vengeance, and A Distant Episode, which Tennessee Williams proclaimed a masterpiece.

Paul Bowles was born in 1910 and studied music with composer Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco, with his wife, Jane. His first novel, The Sheltering Sky, was a bestseller in the 1950s and was made into a film by Bernardo Bertolucci in 1990. Bowles's prolific career included many musical compositions, novels, collections o...
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Title:The Stories Of Paul Bowles
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:688 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.09 in
Shipping dimensions:688 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.09 in
Published:October 31, 2006
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780061137044

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