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Title Paul Bowles - the new generation : Do you Bowles? : essays and criticism / edited by Anabela Duarte ; cover art and design, Cathrin Loerke
Published Amsterdam [Netherlands] ; New York, New York : Rodopi, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (397 pages)
Series Dialogue ; 18
Dialogue (Rodopi (Firm)) ; 18
Contents PAUL BOWLES -- THE NEW GENERATION: DO YOU BOWLES? ; CONTENTS; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Paul Bowles Now and Then: Introduction; I THE FASCINATION OF PAUL BOWLES -- FACE TO FACE SECRECIES; Paul Bowles as I Knew Him; "I Would Invite You to Supper but I Have Only One Egg": Teaching with Paul Bowles; The Fascination of Paul Bowles; II ECOLOGIES OF FEAR AND VIOLENCE: RESISTANCE OR DESISTANCE?; The Perceptual is Political: Modes of Consciousness in The Spider's House; Laughing with Thieves: Images of Paul Bowles in Tahar Ben Jelloun and Mohamed Choukri
Experiences of Death and Dissolution in Paul Bowles's The Sheltering Sky and Jack Kerouac's Desolation Angels and The Dharma BumsV YOU ARE NOT I -- FILM AND TEXT; Good Film Hunting: Sara Driver, Paul Bowles, and Tangier; A Resistant Text: "You Are Not I"; VI ON INTERCULTURAL MEDIATIONS; Towards an Absent Origin: The Edge of Anger in Paul Bowles's "A Distant Episode"; The Impossible Relationship with the "Other" in "The Time of Friendship"; VII MOMENTUM NO SPEED: FILM, BOHEMIA AND THE UNCANNY; The Film Narrator Paul Bowles; Gothic Short Circuits in Paul Bowles's Fiction
Literary Friendship: The Bowleses and Tennessee WilliamsContributors; Index; Appeared earlier in the DIALOGUE series; Fantasy, Politics, Postmodernity; Sexual Feelings; Caribbeing; Literature along the Lines of Flight
Noise and Violence in Up Above the World -- Music as Torture in Modern FictionIV NO MAPS FOR THESE TERRITORIES: BOWLES, BURROUGHS AND BEYOND; Aesthetic Tourists: The Sheltering Sky's Critique of Modernism; American Existentialism and Surrealism in Paul Bowles's "The Scorpion" and "By the Water," Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs's And The Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks; "What You Do Is Nearer to What You Are than What You Think Is": The Importance of Place and Space in Paul Bowles's Short Fiction
The Spider's House: Paul Bowles and the Question of Moroccan IndependenceTangier, Capital of Treason; False Concepts: The Absence of Security and Intimacy in the Work of Paul Bowles; III MUSIC, NOISE AND POLITICS; The Music and Politics of Pastorela (1941); Paul Bowles and Latin American Music; "The Question of Music and Prose, It's a Tricky One to Answer," Paul Bowles: Composer -- Writer; The Musical Styles of Early Songs of Paul Bowles; On Degenerescence and Realms of Suppression: Paul Bowles vis-à-vis Einojuhani Rautavaa
Summary This volume includes twenty-five interdisciplinary essays on Paul Bowles's literary and musical work. The legendary author - a North-American expatriate writer and composer, and a cult figure who, according to Norman Mailer " ... let in the murder, the drugs, the incest, the death of the square, the end of civilization"--And his artistic output, are explored here by leading contemporary scholars. They seek alternative and multiple perspectives of his work through the dynamics of music and literature, avant-garde film and the No wave scene, torture studies and security, Islamic studies, modernism and surrealism. Following the international conference "Do You Bowles?" held in Lisbon, in 2010, which celebrated Paul Bowles's 100th birthday, this collection shows how Bowles's work engages creatively with his predecessors and a variety of perspectives, by rethinking modes of consciousness and of artistic and cross-cultural potential that still inspire todays' artists and scholars, both as a writer as well as a composer
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed May 19, 2016)
Subject Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Duarte, Anabela, editor
Loerke, Cathrin, designer
ISBN 9401211906 (e-book)
9789401211901 (e-book)