The Stories of Paul Bowles

4,28 durchschnittliche Bewertung
( 906 Bewertungen bei Goodreads )
 
9780061137044: The Stories of Paul Bowles

The short fiction of American literary cult figure Paul Bowles is marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry—possessing a symmetry between beauty and terror that is haunting and ultimately moral. In "Pastor Dowe at Tecaté," a Protestant missionary is sent to a faraway place where his God has no power. In "Call at Corazón," an American husband abandons his alcoholic wife on their honeymoon in a South American jungle. In "Allal," a boy's drug-induced metamorphosis into a deadly serpent leads to his violent death. Here also are some of Bowles's most famous works, including "The Delicate Prey," a grimly satisfying tale of vengeance, and "A Distant Episode," which Tennessee Williams proclaimed "a masterpiece."

Die Inhaltsangabe kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

About the Author:

Paul Bowles was born in 1910 and studied music with composer Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco. A devastatingly imaginative observer of the West's encounter with the East, he is the author of four highly acclaimed novels: The Sheltering Sky, Let It Come Down, The Spider's House, and Up Above the World. In addition to being one of the most powerful postwar American novelists, Bowles was an acclaimed composer, a travel writer, a poet, a translator, and a short story writer. He died in Morocco in 1999.

From Publishers Weekly:

As elusive as his enigmatic fiction, which is epitomized by the 1949 autobiographical bestselling novel, The Sheltering Sky, Bowles (1910-2001) arguably has been venerated as much for being the mythical forerunner of the Beat Generation as for his considerable genius, both musical and literary. A darling of iconoclastic literati both here and abroad, he first became known as a composer, writing music for stage and screen. Only after his marriage to Jane Auer (herself soon to become a cultishly popular writer under the name Jane Bowles) in 1938 did he turn seriously to fiction. The exotic settings of the 62 stories collected in this landmark volume reflect the wanderings of nomadic Paul and Jane as, during the '30s and '40s, they flitted from Europe to Mexico, the Caribbean and the U.S. before finally settling in Tangiers in 1949. Over the years, Bowles's fascination with Western man's intrinsic decadence, laid bare in clashes with exotic cultures, became the signature motif of his existential fiction ("The Hours After Noon" and "Too Far from Home"). His oblique language and abrupt endings ("At Paso Rojo") are curiously confounding, and his tales are invariably charged with subterranean currents. Frankly incestuous and homosexual, "Pages from Cold Point" is almost certain to stir anew speculation about Bowles's sexual orientation. Earthy, violent and comfortable with corruption, these deeply affecting stories are distinguished by their lyrical rhythms and meticulous regard for language. The assemblage of this impressive collection marks a literary event of the highest order. (Oct.)Forecast: This definitive volume will be a must-have for all major libraries, and should attract much review attention and feature coverage. Bowles cofounded Antaeus magazine with Daniel Halpern in 1968, and soon afterward the magazine became the Ecco Press. This collection is being published to coincide with Ecco's 30th anniversary, and publisher Halpern will be available to discuss his longtime friendship with Bowles.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

Beste Suchergebnisse bei AbeBooks

1.

Paul Bowles
Verlag: HarperPerennial (2006)
ISBN 10: 0061137049 ISBN 13: 9780061137044
Neu Softcover Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
European-Media-Service Mannheim
(Mannheim, Deutschland)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung HarperPerennial, 2006. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AX003S9780061137044

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 8,00
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 2,99
Von Deutschland nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

2.

Paul Bowles
ISBN 10: 0061137049 ISBN 13: 9780061137044
Neu Anzahl: > 20
Anbieter
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97800611370440000000

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 11,96
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

3.

Bowles, Paul
ISBN 10: 0061137049 ISBN 13: 9780061137044
Neu Anzahl: > 20
Anbieter
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung 2006. PAP. Buchzustand: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Buchnummer des Verkäufers VC-9780061137044

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 9,38
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,39
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

4.

Paul Bowles
Verlag: Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0061137049 ISBN 13: 9780061137044
Neu Anzahl: > 20
Anbieter
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Harper Collins Publishers. Buchzustand: New. Brand New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0061137049

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 10,80
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 2,97
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

5.

Bowles, Paul
ISBN 10: 0061137049 ISBN 13: 9780061137044
Neu Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung 2006. PAP. Buchzustand: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Buchnummer des Verkäufers IB-9780061137044

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 10,96
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,39
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

6.

Bowles, Paul
Verlag: Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0061137049 ISBN 13: 9780061137044
Neu PAPERBACK Anzahl: > 20
Anbieter
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: New. 0061137049 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SWATI2132262129

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 11,32
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,39
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

7.

Paul Bowles
Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061137049 ISBN 13: 9780061137044
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
The Book Depository
(London, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Harper Perennia.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The short fiction of American literary cult figure Paul Bowles is marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry--possessing a symmetry between beauty and terror that is haunting and ultimately moral. In Pastor Dowe at Tecate, a Protestant missionary is sent to a faraway place where his God has no power. In Call at Corazon, an American husband abandons his alcoholic wife on their honeymoon in a South American jungle. In Allal, a boy s drug-induced metamorphosis into a deadly serpent leads to his violent death. Here also are some of Bowles s most famous works, including The Delicate Prey, a grimly satisfying tale of vengeance, and A Distant Episode, which Tennessee Williams proclaimed a masterpiece. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AAS9780061137044

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 15,08
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

8.

Paul Bowles
Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061137049 ISBN 13: 9780061137044
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
The Book Depository US
(London, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Harper Perennia.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The short fiction of American literary cult figure Paul Bowles is marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry--possessing a symmetry between beauty and terror that is haunting and ultimately moral. In Pastor Dowe at Tecate, a Protestant missionary is sent to a faraway place where his God has no power. In Call at Corazon, an American husband abandons his alcoholic wife on their honeymoon in a South American jungle. In Allal, a boy s drug-induced metamorphosis into a deadly serpent leads to his violent death. Here also are some of Bowles s most famous works, including The Delicate Prey, a grimly satisfying tale of vengeance, and A Distant Episode, which Tennessee Williams proclaimed a masterpiece. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AAS9780061137044

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 15,18
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

9.

Paul Bowles
Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0061137049 ISBN 13: 9780061137044
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 10
Anbieter
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2011. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Harper Perennia.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The short fiction of American literary cult figure Paul Bowles is marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry--possessing a symmetry between beauty and terror that is haunting and ultimately moral. In Pastor Dowe at Tecate, a Protestant missionary is sent to a faraway place where his God has no power. In Call at Corazon, an American husband abandons his alcoholic wife on their honeymoon in a South American jungle. In Allal, a boy s drug-induced metamorphosis into a deadly serpent leads to his violent death. Here also are some of Bowles s most famous works, including The Delicate Prey, a grimly satisfying tale of vengeance, and A Distant Episode, which Tennessee Williams proclaimed a masterpiece. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BTE9780061137044

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 15,80
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

10.

Paul Bowles
Verlag: Harper Perennial (2006)
ISBN 10: 0061137049 ISBN 13: 9780061137044
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, USA)
Bewertung
[?]

Buchbeschreibung Harper Perennial, 2006. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Never used!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0061137049

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Frage an den Anbieter

Neu kaufen
EUR 15,36
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 1,69
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

Es gibt weitere Exemplare dieses Buches

Alle Suchergebnisse ansehen