The Stories of Paul Bowles
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."

Title The Stories of Paul Bowles
Author Paul Bowles
Publisher Harper Perennial
Dewey Classification 813
Title First Published 01 November 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 680 p.
ISBN-10 0061137049
ISBN-13 9780061137044
Publication Date 01 November 2006
Main content page count 680
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $19.99

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