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Bowles, Paul 1910-1999

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The sheltering sky by Paul Bowles( Book )
311 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 3,443 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 )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,269 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 1,233 libraries worldwide
Collects the author's short stories, a novella titled "Up Above the World," and a travel book first published in 1963
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 1,170 libraries worldwide
Selections from Prize stories
Let it come down by Paul Bowles( Book )
102 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,134 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
The spider's house by Paul Bowles( Book )
82 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,120 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
Collected stories, 1939-1976 by Paul Bowles( Book )
49 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 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.)
Up above the world : a novel by Paul Bowles( Book )
71 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 917 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 stories of Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles( Book )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 886 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 delicate prey and other stories by Paul Bowles( Book )
49 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in English and held by 870 libraries worldwide
Exemplary stories that reveal the bizarre, the disturbing, the perilous, and the wise in other civilzations
Their heads are green and their hands are blue by Paul Bowles( Book )
27 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 libraries worldwide
Scenes from the non-Christian world, by novelist-explorer
The music of Paul Bowles by Paul Bowles( file )
6 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 611 libraries worldwide
Midnight mass by Paul Bowles( Book )
43 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 581 libraries worldwide
Par un "entomologiste de l'âme humaine". Quinze nouvelles qui ont pour cadre le Maghreb ou l'Extrême-Orient
A distant episode : the selected stories by Paul Bowles( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 577 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 Undetermined and held by 534 libraries worldwide
A hundred camels in the courtyard by Paul Bowles( Book )
25 editions published between 1962 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 458 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 )
24 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Tien prozastukken geven een impressie van 24 eeuwen Marokkaanse geschiedenis
The lemon; a novel by Mohammed Mrabet( Book )
17 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 424 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 ( visu )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Italian and held by 416 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 )
18 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
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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 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
Боулз П.
Боулз, Пол 1910-1999
Паул Боулс
Пол Боулз
Փոլ Բոուլզ
פול בולס
بول بولز
پل بولز نویسنده و آهنگساز آمریکایی
보우즈, 폴 1910-1999
보울스, 폴 1910-1999
보울저, 폴 1910-1999
보울즈, 폴 1910-1999
볼스, 폴 1910-1999
ボウルズ, ポール
English (771)
Spanish (94)
French (77)
German (65)
Italian (32)
Danish (8)
Polish (8)
Catalan (8)
Portuguese (4)
Romanian (4)
Finnish (4)
Croatian (3)
Russian (3)
Korean (2)
Slovenian (2)
Chinese (1)
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