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Paul Bowles

Author: Gena Caponi-Tabery
Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1998.
Series: Twayne's United States author series, TUSAS 706.
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Paul Bowles serves as an introduction to this enigmatic figure. Caponi discusses all of Bowles's novels: The Sheltering Sky, the first American novel to articulate an existential philosophy; Let It Come Down, a further exploration of existentialism; The Spider's House, which explores the fall of the French colonial regime and the aftermath from the point of view of a Moroccan; and the thriller Up Above the World. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Caponi-Tabery, Gena.
Paul Bowles.
New York : Twayne Publishers ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1998
(OCoLC)645904469
Named Person: Paul Bowles; Paul Bowles
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gena Caponi-Tabery
ISBN: 0805745602 9780805745603
OCLC Number: 39380025
Description: xiii, 152 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: A spontaneous life --
Existential fiction: The sheltering sky and Let it come down --
Postcolonial fiction: The spider's house and short stories --
Detective fiction: short stories and Up above the world --
Surrealism and extraordinary consciousness --
Travel writing and historical fiction: Their heads are green and their hands are blue and Points in time --
Unwelcome words and other late works.
Series Title: Twayne's United States author series, TUSAS 706.
Responsibility: Gena Dagel Caponi.

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Paul Bowles serves as an introduction to this enigmatic figure. Caponi discusses all of Bowles's novels: The Sheltering Sky, the first American novel to articulate an existential philosophy; Let It Come Down, a further exploration of existentialism; The Spider's House, which explores the fall of the French colonial regime and the aftermath from the point of view of a Moroccan; and the thriller Up Above the World. In addition to the novels, Caponi examines Bowles's other writings - the poetry, travel essays, and stories - and also touches on his musical compositions. Accompanying her critical examination is extensive material from Caponi's illuminating interviews with Bowles. The quintessential introduction to an unusual figure in American literature, Paul Bowles will be welcomed by scholars and students of literature, and music.

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