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Bowles, Paul 1910-1999

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The sheltering sky ; Let it come down ; The spider's house by Paul Bowles( Book )
259 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 5,013 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."--BOOK JACKET
Collected stories & later writings by Paul Bowles( Book )
13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects the author's short stories, a novella titled "Up Above the World," and a travel book first published in 1963
The spider's house by Paul Bowles( Book )
77 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Let it come down by Paul Bowles( Book )
83 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,094 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 )
35 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,060 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.)
The stories of Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 TecatE," a Protestant missionary is sent to a faraway place where his God has no power. In "Call at CorazOn," 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."
Up above the world; a novel by Paul Bowles( Book )
41 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman om et lægeægtepar på ferie i Latinamerika
The delicate prey and other stories by Paul Bowles( Book )
33 editions published between 1930 and 2006 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exemplary stories that reveal the bizarre, the disturbing, the perilous, and the wise in other civilzations
Midnight mass by Paul Bowles( Book )
55 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Par un "entomologiste de l'âme humaine". Quinze nouvelles qui ont pour cadre le Maghreb ou l'Extrême-Orient
Their heads are green and their hands are blue by Paul Bowles( Book )
26 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scenes from the non-Christian world, by novelist-explorer
A distant episode : the selected stories by Paul Bowles( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains twenty-four short stories by American cult figure Paul Bowles
The time of friendship; a volume of short stories by Paul Bowles( Book )
5 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Senso by Luchino Visconti( Visual )
17 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 498 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
A hundred camels in the courtyard by Paul Bowles( Book )
22 editions published between 1962 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Points in time by Paul Bowles( Book )
22 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lemon; a novel by Mohammed Mrabet( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and French and held by 404 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)
The boy who set the fire & other stories by Paul Bowles( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The glass menagerie by Tennessee Williams( Recording )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A strong willed woman attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life and personality of her shy, reclusive daughter
Love with a few hairs by Mohammed Mrabet( Book )
9 editions published between 1967 and 1986 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sheltering sky by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )
23 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een Amerikaans echtpaar reist kort na de Tweede Wereldoorlog naar Afrika waar ze een jaar willen blijven om rust te vinden en vooral nieuwe impulsen te krijgen voor hun min of meer vastgelopen huwelijk
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Alternative Names
Bawlz, Būl 1910-1999
Bawulz, Būl 1910-1999
Boulz, Pol 1910-1999
Bowles 1911-1999
Bowles, Paul
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
Боулз, Пол 1910-1999
ボウルズ, ポール
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