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Bowles, Paul 1910-1999

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Most widely held works by Paul Bowles
The sheltering sky by Paul Bowles( Book )

225 editions published between 1948 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 3,225 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 )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,280 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
Collected stories & later writings by Paul Bowles( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,223 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 )

92 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,147 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
Fifty years of the American short story : from the O. Henry awards, 1919-1970 by William Miller Abrahams( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Prize stories
Let it come down by Paul Bowles( Book )

87 editions published between 1952 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 1,118 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
Their heads are green and their hands are blue by Paul Bowles( Book )

29 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from the non-Christian world, by novelist-explorer
Collected stories, 1939-1976 by Paul Bowles( Book )

55 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaak zeer autobiografische verhalen die zich afspelen in de VS, Spanje en Marokko. Bevat ondermeer 'Pages from Cold Point', waarin een vader ontdekt dat zijn 16-jarige zoon andere jongens op het eiland verleidt en dat hij zelf ook niet immuun is voor zijn charmes; en 'The echo', over een gehuwde vrouw die er met haar minnares vandoor gaat
Up above the world : a novel by Paul Bowles( Book )

60 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 927 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 delicate prey and other stories by Paul Bowles( Book )

52 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exemplary stories that reveal the bizarre, the disturbing, the perilous, and the wise in other civilizations -- from one of America's most important writers of the twentieth century -- Back cover
The stories of Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 861 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 music of Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles( )

6 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midnight mass by Paul Bowles( Book )

47 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen stories written in the five years between 1976 and 1981, "Midnight Mass" picks up where Bowles' Collected Stories left off, and includes the wonderful novella-length "Here to Learn", concerning a young Moroccan woman 'adopted' by various affluent Europeans
A distant episode : the selected stories by Paul Bowles( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 569 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 )

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

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

31 editions published between 1962 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories based on incidents and situations that the author either witnessed or heard while in Morocco
Points in time by Paul Bowles( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this intense and brilliant book Bowles focuses on Morocco, condensing expreience, emotion, and the whole history of a people into a series of short, insightful vignettes. He distills for us the very essence of Moroccan culture. With extraordinary immediacy, he takes the reader on a journey through the Moroccan centuries, pausing at points along the way to create resonant images of the country, it's landscapes, and the beliefs and characteristics of its inhabitants
The lemon by Mohammed Mrabet( Book )

27 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 450 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)
Senso( Visual )

6 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in Italian and held by 436 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
The boy who set the fire & other stories by Paul Bowles( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The sheltering sky ; Let it come down ; The spider's house
The sheltering sky ; Let it come down ; The spider's houseCollected stories & later writingsThe spider's houseLet it come downTheir heads are green and their hands are blueCollected stories, 1939-1976Up above the world : a novelThe delicate prey and other stories
Alternative Names
Baulzas Polas

Bawlz, Būl 1910-1999

Bawulz, Būl 1910-1999

Boulz, Pol 1910-1999

Bowles 1911-1999

Bowles P.

Bowles, Paul, 1910-

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

Bowlesas Paulas

Būlz, Būl 1910-1999

Būwulz, Būl 1910-1999

Paul Bowles americký spisovatel, skladatel a překladatel

Paul Bowles Amerikaans schrijver

Paul Bowles amerikai zeneszerző, író, fordító

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

Paulus Bowles compositor et scriptor Americanus

Боулз П.

Боулз, Пол 1910-1999

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Пол Боулз

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بول بولز

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보우즈, 폴 1910-1999

보울스, 폴 1910-1999

보울저, 폴 1910-1999

보울즈, 폴 1910-1999

볼스, 폴 1910-1999

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