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Bowles, Paul 1910-1999

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The sheltering sky by Paul Bowles( Book )

218 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 3,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A married couple and a male hanger-on travel to North Africa seeking and escaping from things unclear to themselves
The sheltering sky ; Let it come down ; The spider's house by Paul Bowles( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Bowles had already established himself as an important American composer when, at the age of 38, he published The Sheltering Sky and became widely recognized as one of the most powerful writers of the postwar period. By the time of his death in 1999 he had become a unique and legendary figure in modern literary culture. From his base in Tangier he produced novels, stories, and travel writings in which exquisite surfaces and violent undercurrents mingle. Bowles - who once told an interviewer, "I've always wanted to get as far as possible from the place where I was born"--Charts the collisions between "civilized" exiles and unfamiliar societies that they can never really grasp. In fiction of slowly gathering menace, he achieves effects of horror and dislocation with an elegantly spare style and understated wit. This Library of America volume, containing his first three novels, with its companion Collected Stories and Later Writings, is the first annotated edition of Bowles' work, offering the full range of his literary achievement: the portrait of an outsider who was one of the essential American writers of the last half century." "The Sheltering Sky (1949), which remains Bowles' most celebrated work, describes the unraveling of a young, sophisticated, and adventuresome married couple as they make their way into the Sahara. In a prose style of meticulous calm and stunning visual precision, Bowles tracks Port and Kit Moresby on a journey through the desert that culminates in death and madness." "In Let It Come Down (1952), Bowles plots the doomed trajectory of Nelson Dyar, a New York bank teller who comes to Tangier in search of a different life and ends up giving in to this darkest impulses. Rich in descriptions of the corruption and decadence of the International Zone in the last days before Moroccan independence, Bowles' second novel is an alternately comic and horrific account of a descent into nihilism." "The Spider's House (1955), the longest and most complex of Bowles' novels, is set against the end of French rule in Morocco. Its characters - ranging from a Moroccan boy gifted with spiritual healing power to an American writer who regrets the passing of traditional ways - are caught up in the clash between colonial and nationalist factions, and are forced to confront cultural gulfs widened by political violence."--Jacket
Let it come down by Paul Bowles( Book )

101 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelson Dyar leaves his tame bank job in New York to work in a friend's travel agency in Tangier, only to learn that the agency is a front for illegal currency exchange
Collected stories, 1939-1976 by Paul Bowles( Book )

44 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tea on the mountain--The scorpion--By the water--A distant episode--The echo-Call at Corazon--Under the sky--Pages from Cold Point--(etc.)
Up above the world : a novel by Paul Bowles( Book )

66 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A chance encounter while holidaying in Central America leads an American couple, the Slades, to befriend the charming, handsome Grove Soto and his young Cuban mistress. But as the Slades' trip becomes prolonged and they grow increasingly dependent on their new acquaintances, an undercurrent of cruelty begins to disturb the comfort and niceties to which they are accustomed. "Up Above the World" shows Paul Bowles to be a master of the tension and horror of rising viciousness."--Back cover
The stories of Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories by the late American writer and longtime expatriate residing in Morocco covers the breadth of his literary career
The delicate prey and other stories by Paul Bowles( Book )

47 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exemplary stories that reveal the bizarre, the disturbing, the perilous, and the wise in other civilzations
The music of Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles( )

4 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their heads are green and their hands are blue by Paul Bowles( Book )

23 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from the non-Christian world, by novelist-explorer
A distant episode : the selected stories by Paul Bowles( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains twenty-four short stories by American cult figure Paul Bowles
Midnight mass by Paul Bowles( Book )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Par un "entomologiste de l'âme humaine". Quinze nouvelles qui ont pour cadre le Maghreb ou l'Extrême-Orient
The time of friendship; a volume of short stories by Paul Bowles( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hundred camels in the courtyard by Paul Bowles( Book )

26 editions published between 1962 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lemon; a novel by Mohammed Mrabet( Book )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This powerful and shocking narrative recounts the adventures of Abdeslam, a precocious twelve-year-old Moroccan boy who runs away from his home in the Rif Mountains to Tangier. There he struggles to retain his childlike innocence and native pride while striving to support himself in the corrupt and decadent international port. He takes up with a longshoreman and soon meets a rogue's gallery of friends, mostly hustlers and down-and-outers. With his characteristic brilliance and streetwise charm, Mrabet develops the novel's ambiguous theme of the necessity of violence to retain one's innocence. -- from (Feb. 26, 2014)
Points in time by Paul Bowles( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tien prozastukken geven een impressie van 24 eeuwen Marokkaanse geschiedenis
Senso( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Italian and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Venice, during the spring of 1866, it is the last month of the Austrian occupation of the Veneto. The Italian government has forged a pact with Prussia, and another war of liberation in the ongoing Risorgimento is imminent. Countess Livia Serpieri, unloved by her collaborator-husband but sympathetic to the cause of freedom espoused by her patriotic cousin Roberto, meets Austrian officer Franz Mahler as she begs him to call off a duel with Roberto. She falls in love with young, philandering, and mercenary officer, the country marches to revolution, and her dedication to the cause wilts under her desire and obsession. Mesmerized by him, she betrays not only her husband and cousin, but the revolution, too, with tragic results
Without stopping; an autobiography by Paul Bowles( Book )

39 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de Amerikaanse schrijver
Too far from home : the selected writings of Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om haar scheiding te verwerken gaat een jonge Amerikaanse een poosje wonen bij haar broer in een Afrikaans woestijndorp, waar ze gefascineerd raakt door het mysterie van het leven van de negers
Paul Bowles on music by Paul Bowles( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though known chiefly as a writer of novels and stories, Paul Bowles (1910-1999) thought of himself first and foremost as a composer. Drawing together the work he did at the intersection of his two passions and professions, writing and music, this volume collects the music criticism Bowles published between 1935 and 1946, with an interview conducted by Irene Herrmann shortly before his death." "An intimate of Aaron Copland and a protege of Virgil Thomson, Bowles was a musical sophisticate acquainted with an enormous range of music. The criticism collected here - Bowles published first in Modern Music and later in the New York Herald Tribune - brilliantly illuminates not only the whole range of modernist composition but also film scores, jazz, Mexican and Moroccan music, and many other genres. As a reviewer he reports on established artists and young hopefuls, symphonic concerts indoors and out, and important premieres of works by Copland, Thomson, Cage, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky, among others. These reviews, written with the austere grace of Bowles's better-known literary works, enhance our picture of an important era in American music history as well as our sense of Bowles's own accomplishments and his extraordinary contribution to twentieth-century culture."--Jacket
In touch : the letters of Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary collection of correspondence by Paul Bowles spans eight decades and provides an evolving portrait of an artist renowned for his privacy. From his earliest extant letter, written at the age of four, to his precocious effusions to Aaron Copeland and to Gertrude Stein; from his meditations on mescaline as relayed to Ned Rorem, to his intensely moving letters to Jane Bowles during her illness, In Touch fills in the lacunae left by previous biographers and offers a rare look at the many aspects of Bowles's brilliant career'as composer, novelist, short-story master, travel writer, translator, ethnographer, and literary critic. Here is Bowles on the genesis of his first novel, The Sheltering Sky; on his distaste for Western melodies and his dogged attempts to record indigenous Moroccan music; on the Beats, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, and Tennessee Williams; on the nature and craft of writing; on Bernardo Bertolucci, David Byrne, and Sting; on the decline of American and the challenges of living in North Africa. Gossipy, reflective, enlightening, and always entertaining, In Touch stands as an epistolary autobiography of one of the legendary writers of our time, and a unique chronicle of the twentieth-century avant-garde
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The sheltering sky ; Let it come down ; The spider's house
Alternative Names
Bawlz, Būl 1910-1999

Bawulz, Būl 1910-1999

Boulz, Pol 1910-1999

Bowles 1911-1999

Bowles, Paul F. 1910-1999

Bowles Paul Frederic

Bowles Paul Frederic 1910-1999

Bowles, Paul Frederic 1911-

Bowles, Paul Frederic 1911-1999

Bowles, Paul Frederick.

Bowles, Paul Frederick 1910-

Bowles Paul Frederick 1910-1999

Būlz, Būl 1910-1999

Būwulz, Būl 1910-1999

Paul Bowles Amerikaans schrijver

Paul Bowles amerikansk komponist og skribent

Paul Bowles amerikansk kompositör och författare

Paul Bowles amerykański pisarz

Paul Bowles compositeur, écrivain, et voyageur américain

Paul Bowles scrittore e compositore statunitense

Paul Bowles US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Komponist

Paulus Bowles

Боулз, Пол 1910-1999

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The sheltering sky ; Let it come down ; The spider's houseLet it come downCollected stories, 1939-1976Up above the world : a novelThe stories of Paul BowlesThe delicate prey and other storiesTheir heads are green and their hands are blueA distant episode : the selected stories