Unwelcome words: seven stories

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Tombouctou Books, 1988 - Fiction - 86 pages
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Fiction. In these seven new stories Paul Bowles ranges widely in time, in form, and in geographic area-from Massachusetts to Morocco, from 1932 to the 1970s. Portraits and contemporary scenes mix conventional narration with experimental monologues, and the volume concludes with a tale presented as six letters written to a bitter, dying man. The formal versatility is as arresting as the content. The whole is proof (if it were needed) that, as Gore Vidal remarks, Bowle's art is as disturbing as ever.

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User Review  - palaverofbirds - LibraryThing

Paul Bowles is one of those writers I wish everyone would read. I can't ever recommend him enough. Read full review

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User Review  - mschaefer - LibraryThing

A collection of well-crafted and impressivley executed stories; the handling of often unpleasant narrative voices is a tour-de-force. Read full review

Contents

JULIAN VREDEN
11
HUGH HARPER
27
MASSACHUSETTS 1932
33
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Paul Bowlesis a graduate of the London School of Economics and is currently affiliated with universities in China, Mexicoand Canada. He has had a long-standing interest in capitalism and its evolution, recently doing research on the issue of "globalisation." He has published widely on both globalisation and East Asian development and has also been involved in a project looking at economic reform in China.

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