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Too far from home : the selected writings of Paul Bowles

Author: Paul Bowles; Daniel Halpern
Publisher: Hopewell, NJ : Ecco Press, ©1993.
Series: Ecco companions.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Paul Bowles; Paul Bowles
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Bowles; Daniel Halpern
ISBN: 0880012951 9780880012959
OCLC Number: 26722990
Notes: Series statement from jacket.
Description: xviii, 697 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The sheltering sky --
from Up above the wind --
from Let it come down --
from The spider's house --
Too far from home --
The delicate prey --
A distant episode --
Call at Corazón --
Pages from Cold Point --
The circular valley --
At Paso Rojo --
Pastor Dowe at Tacaté --
He of the Assembly --
The time of friendship --
Tangier 1975 --
Allal --
In the red room --
from Points in time --
Delicate song --
No village --
Next to nothing --
Africa minor --
Notes mailed at Nagercoil --
A man must not be very Moslem --
Baptism of solitude --
from Without stopping --
from Days --
Selected letters: 1947-1980 --
An interview with Paul Bowles.
Series Title: Ecco companions.
Responsibility: introduced by Joyce Carol Oates ; edited and with a preface by Daniel Halpern.

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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.

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