The Stories of Paul Bowles

Author(s): Paul Bowles

Literary Fiction

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."


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780060937843
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : ECCO Press
  • : June 2003
  • : 1.68 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 8.25 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Bowles
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 672