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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 Tecat , A Protestant Missionary Is Sent To A Faraway Place Where His God Has No Power In Call At Coraz N, 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.

10 thoughts on “The Stories of Paul Bowles

  1. says:

    I came to this collection the way I recently came to reading The Sheltering Sky years of occasional recommendation and rare instances of picking up a book by Paul or Jane Bowles, reading a passage, and putting it back A couple of years ago I arrived in San Francisco and every so often stayed on the floor of my friend s closet, which happened to hold no clothing but a section of his library We had our enthusiasms and differences in literary taste I found it hard to believe someone could actua I came to this collection the way I recently came to reading The Sheltering Sky years of occasional recommendation and rare instances of picking up a book by Paul or Jane Bowles, reading a passage, and putting it back A couple of years ago I arrived in San Francisco and every so often stayed on the floor of my friend s closet, which happened to hold no clothing but a section of his library We had our enthusiasms and differences in literary taste I found it hard to believe someone could actually recommend Clancy or Franzen in the same instance as Bataille or Berryman, and remained skeptical in some of our 4 AM discussions in the closet over Charles Shaw, Rockport, or Dante wine One of the three In the clarity which is a remarkably confident person being caught off gu...

  2. says:

    There are some chilling stories in this tome The man chased by a legless hairy creature with flipper arms set the tone for this book But the stories are so short and the pattern shows up person A goes to foreign land, settles in, nothing happens, nothing happens, nothing happens, oh my Sain...

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    I can t think of anyone who writesstrikingly than Bowles of The Self often, but not always, a cultured Westerner coming face to face with The Other Other ness, in Bowles s stories, functions like Nietzsche s void When it is stared into by a protagonist, prodded or investigated or even ostensibly subjugated, it is always staring right back waiting to infiltrate the protagonist, to explode him or her from the inside.In his introduction to this edition of the collected stories, Robert S I can t think of anyone who writesstrikingly than Bowles of The Self often, but not always, a cultured Westerner coming face to face with The Other Other ness, in Bowles s stories, functions like Nietzsche s void When it is stared into by a protagonist, prodded or investigated or even ostensibly subjugated, it is always staring right back waiting to infiltrate the protagonist, to explode him or her from the inside.In his introduction to this edition of the collected stories, Robert Stone writes of a certain something missing that many readers of Bowles claim to feel, and to balk at We trade sympa...

  4. says:

    I read these over a long time, so almost none of the stories are fresh in my memory Bowles writes beautifully His stories, and attitude about human nature, make Conrad seem like an optimist At their core, for Bowles, people are unknowable and terrifying He illustrates this again and again by showing a lack of understanding between the natives of North Africa, and the visitors and expatriates w...

  5. says:

    One of my favorite all time books Many of these stories are pure atmosphere, but it s atmosphere so thick you can climb in and move around in them You can feel the creeping of time and the richness of air.

  6. says:

    So many feelings of Deja Vu as I would struggle with the same turn of phrase, wondering if a story had been accidentally included twice in this massive tome The stories weren t BAD, persay, and there were a scattered few I enjoyed, but the vast majority were just...

  7. says:

    For some writers, praising the sentences of their work might have an undercurrent of exclusion maybe it doesn t add up to much , so you praise it down at a lesser level Let that be the disclaimer, I mean the opposite here.God, these sentences Each story is so good on a molecular level It s taken me forever to get through, because I keep leap frogg...

  8. says:

    Disturbing and satisfyingly unsatisfying He builds a lot of dramatic tension, then resolves it or doesn t or sort of does in unexpected ways He explores and explodes the social s of Europeans of his time 1920s 1950s Warning there are no happy endings in these stories just less disastrous ones.

  9. says:

    I love Paul Bowles I ve read almost every novel he s written This huge volume has short stories galore and is pure Paul Bowles The main reason I love him is because his stories usually don t end anywhere n...

  10. says:

    Paul Bowles is probably best known for his novel The Sheltering Sky, and likelyfor the movie made from it rather than his book, but apparently at least I seem to remember reading that somewhere and I m too lazy to look it up he himself considered his stories his superior effort, and it would of course not be the first time that most popular does not coincide with best I cannot judge that claim that myself, not having read any of Paul Bowles novels yet but I hope to remedy that e Paul Bowles is probably best known for his novel The Sheltering Sky, and likelyfor the movie made from it rather than his book, but apparently at least I seem to remember rea...

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