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Author Caponi-Tabery, Gena.

Title Paul Bowles / Gena Dagel Caponi
Published New York : Twayne Publishers ; [1998]
London : Prentice Hall International, [1998]
©1998
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 152 pages) : illustrations
Series Gale virtual reference library
Twayne's United States authors series ; TUSAS 706
Gale virtual reference library.
Twayne's United States authors series ; TUSAS 706
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
Summary 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
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Paul Bowles
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-146) and index
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Subject Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999.
Literature.
Africa, North -- In literature.
Morocco -- In literature
Morocco.
North Africa.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98034789
ISBN 0805718966
9780805718966