Bowles, Paul 1910-1999
Most widely held works about Paul Bowles
Most widely held works by Paul Bowles
The sheltering sky by Paul Bowles ( Book )
129 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 16 languages and held by 2,897 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 )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
Collects the author's short stories, a novella titled "Up Above the World," and a travel book first published in 1963.
Collected stories, 1939-1976 by Paul Bowles ( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,037 libraries worldwide
Paul Bowles on music by Paul Bowles ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,011 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.
Without stopping; an autobiography by Paul Bowles ( Book )
47 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 958 libraries worldwide
Autobiografie van de Amerikaanse schrijver.
The stories of Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 908 libraries worldwide
The spider's house by Paul Bowles ( Book )
33 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 869 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the way that the French colonialist rulers of Morocco and their successors, the Nationalists, succeeded in ending the medieval traditions in the daily life of towns like Fez, in a novel set in Morocco during the country's 1954 uprising.
Let it come down by Paul Bowles ( Book )
33 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 825 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.
Up above the world; a novel by Paul Bowles ( Book )
33 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 780 libraries worldwide
The delicate prey and other stories by Paul Bowles ( Book )
21 editions published between 1950 and 2006 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
A distant episode : the selected stories by Paul Bowles ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
In touch : the letters of Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles ( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 613 libraries worldwide
In Touch is an extraordinary collection of correspondence spanning eight decades from the bestselling author of The Sheltering Sky. Selected by Bowles's bibliographer from more than 7,000 letters, In Touch provides an evolving portrait of an artist renowned for his privacy. Yet Bowles was an indefatigable correspondent, and his letters offer a rare look at the many aspects of his brilliant career - as composer, novelist, short-story master, travel writer, translator,
Too far from home : the selected writings of Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
Paul Bowles is one of this century's most enigmatic and intriguing writers. Best known for his novel The Sheltering Sky, he has for over forty-five years worked in a variety of genres, writing novels, stories, travel accounts, essays, poetry, journals, and autobiography, each distinctively shaped by his arresting vision and style. Since 1947 he has lived as an American expatriate in Tangier, Morocco, and his groundbreaking work has formed an important departure point for an international array of writers - most notably the Beats, whose literature and lifestyle he influenced greatly. Long heralded as a writer's writer and once considered primarily a literary cult figure, Bowles has in recent years been recognized as an original - an enduring visionary whose stark, often violent tales and dispassionate objectivity prefigured and shaped much of our current literary landscape. This striking and comprehensive collection documents the range of his influence and highlights his remarkable virtuosity, what Joyce Carol Oates calls "the rich and unexpectedly variegated achievement of a major American writer." First published in 1949 and included here in its entirety, The Sheltering Sky established Bowles as one of the most singular and promising of an extraordinary post-war generation of writers. His first collection of stories, The Delicate Prey, published in 1950, solidified that reputation. Too Far from Home: The Selected Writing of Paul Bowles is a testament to how forcefully and brilliantly he delivered on that early promise. Taking its title from a new novella published here for the first time, this volume also brings together a dozen of Bowles's best stories; excerpts from his three other novels, Let It Come Down, The Spider's House, and Up Above the World; excerpts from Points in Time, Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue, Days, and Without Stopping; as well as a group of poems, a selection of previously unpublished letters, and an interview conducted by Daniel Halpern. The result is the definitive Paul Bowles reader - a summing-up of the brilliant and diverse literary career that has spanned six decades.
Their heads are green and their hands are blue by Paul Bowles ( Book )
16 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 572 libraries worldwide
Scenes from the non-Christian world, by novelist-explorer.
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 570 libraries worldwide
Midnight mass by Paul Bowles ( Book )
20 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 532 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
For the past forty years Paul Bowles has answered questions about the autobiographical references in his novels (The Sheltering Sky, Let It Come Down, The Spider's House, and Up Above the World) and about his work as a composer in New York, all the time insisting, "I don't want anyone to know about me." Yet in this collection of interviews dating from 1952 to the present, Bowles gives a variety of answers that reveal as much as they conceal. Too gracious to refuse.
A hundred camels in the courtyard by Paul Bowles ( Book )
11 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in English and Catalan and held by 416 libraries worldwide
The author reads his short stories, which are based on incidents and situations that he either witnessed or heard while in Morocco.
Points in time by Paul Bowles ( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
The lemon; a novel by Mohammed Mrabet ( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in English and German and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Africa, North American literature Americans Auden, W. H.--1907-1973 Authors, American Authors, American--Homes and haunts Biography Bowles, Jane Auer,--1917-1973 Bowles, Paul,--1910-1999 Bravo, Claudio,--1936-2011 Britten, Benjamin,--1913-1976 Communal living Composers Criticism, interpretation, etc. Culture conflict Diaries Drama Fiction Film adaptations Friendship History Homes Intellectual life Interviews Lee, Gypsy Rose,--1914-1970 Literary landmarks Literature Love stories Manners and customs Marginality, Social McCullers, Carson,--1917-1967 Moroccan literature (English) Morocco Morocco--Tangier Music--Instruction and study Music--Philosophy and aesthetics New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Brooklyn Photography, Artistic Pictorial works Psychological fiction Records and correspondence Short stories Short stories, American Short stories, Arabic Short story Translations Travel United States Voyages and travels
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
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