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The Delicate Prey And Other Stories

Author: Paul Bowles
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787202976
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First published in 1950, this book is a collection of exemplary short stories that reveal the bizarre, the disturbing, the perilous, and the wise in other civilizations—from one of America’s most important writers of the twentieth century. “Paul Bowles has opened the world of Hip. He let in the murder, the drugs, the incest, the death of the Square...the call of the orgy, the end of civilization.”—NORMAN MAILER “Paul Bowles’s sense of what can go wrong is as acute as that of any American writer since Poe....Bowles’s sensibility is classical in its aloofness, his prose as hard-edged and dazzling as a desert landscape at noon.”—JAY McINERNEY “The Delicate Prey is in fact one of the most profound, beautifully wrought, and haunting collections in our literature....Bowles’s tales arc at once austere, witty, violent, and sensuous. They move with the inevitability of myth.”—TOBIAS WOLFF

The Short Story

Author: Charles E. May
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136747893
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The short story is one of the most difficult types of prose to write and one of the most pleasurable to read. From Boccaccio's Decameron to The Collected Stories of Reynolds Price, Charles May gives us an understanding of the history and structure of this demanding form of fiction. Beginning with a general history of the genre, he moves on to focus on the nineteenth-century when the modern short story began to come into focus. From there he moves on to later nineteenth-century realism and early twentieth-century formalism and finally to the modern renaissance of the form that shows no signs of abating. A chronology of significant events, works and figures from the genre's history, notes and references and an extensive bibliographic essay with recommended reading round out the volume.

Tangier

Author: Josh Shoemake
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857733761
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An edge city, poised at the northernmost tip of Africa, just nine miles across the Strait of Gibraltar from Europe and overlooking both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, Tangier is more than a destination, it is an escape, and the Interzone, as William Burroughs called it, has attracted spies, outlaws, outcasts and writers for centuries – men and women working out at the edge of literary forms, breaking through artistic borders. This outlaw originality is what most astonishes when encountering the literary history of Tangier for the first time. Particularly in the past century, the results were some of the most incendiary and influential books of our time, the most prominent being Burroughs' Naked Lunch and Paul Bowles' The Sheltering Sky. The list of "edge" writers who were drawn to Tangier is long, among them Ibn Battuta, Samuel Pepys, Alexandre Dumas, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Walter Harris, Jean Genet, Paul and Jane Bowles, Tennessee Williams, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Patricia Highsmith, Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, Allen Ginsberg, Alfred Chester, Joe Orton, and Mohamed Choukri. This enthralling book captures the unconventional, multilayered story of literary Tangier and is a must-have for travellers, armchair adventurers and literature buffs, particularly aficionados of the Beat generation writers and poets who made the city their home.

Paul Bowles

Author: Allen Hibbard
Publisher: Twayne Publishers
ISBN: 9780805783186
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This author gives a pointed inspection of Paul Bowles' short stories including interviews, letters, prefaces and other biographical materials that span over ten years and closing with a collection of public commentaries on his writings.

Acorns And Other Stories

Author: Dr. James Kennedy
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504987098
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About the Book: The short works of literature in Acorns and Other Stories will inspire readers with timeless themes while attending to the common sensibilities of everyday life. Yes, these are fun stories, yet within each there permeates a core conflict not easily resolved. "The Bully," for example, examines bullying in and out of the school environment. "Eight Ball" explores the relationship of a father and his adolescent son. Jazzy" asks all of us to regard poverty, and "The Incident at Cupsogue" and "The Snow Book" consider autism in our communities. The Bedroom Window" brings the reader close to one teenagers tragedy. Dr. Kennedy has included his modern interpretation of Chaucer's "The Pardoner's Tale," and he has portrayed a delightful retrospective of the Beatles' impact upon a generation. Further, Dr. Kennedys stories "With Extraordinary Dexterity" and "The Girl with the Scars" are sobering accounts of individuals in pursuit of a vocation (physician and teacher respectively) that undermine superficial stereotypes. He includes an engaging true-account of the trials facing child-actors who gained celebrity in the movie Baby Boom. In short, all of his work ignites interest quickly and his originality surprises and rewards his reader at every turn.

Where I Live

Author: Tennessee Williams
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811207065
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Tennessee Williams' witty, engaging, and elegant essays are now available in a revised and much expanded edition.

Delicate Edible Birds

Author: Lauren Groff
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448106397
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FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FATES AND FURIES Lauren Groff's critically acclaimed The Monsters of Templeton was shortlisted for the Orange Broadband Award for New Writers 2008, and critics hailed her as an enormous talent and a writer to watch. In Delicate Edible Birds, she fulfils that promise. Delicate Edible Birds includes nine stories of vastly different styles and structures. 'L. De Bard and Aliette' recreates the tale of Abelard and Heloise in New York during the 1918 flu epidemic; 'Lucky Chow Fun' returns to Templeton, the setting of Groff's debut novel, for a contemporary account of what happens to outsiders in a small, insular town; the title story of Delicate Edible Birds is a harrowing, powerfully moving drama about a group of war correspondents, a lone woman among them, who fall prey to a frightening man in the French countryside while fleeing the Nazis. With a dazzling array of voices and settings, Delicate Edible Birds will cement Lauren Groff's reputation as one of the foremost talents of her generation.

The Stories Of Paul Bowles

Author: Paul Bowles
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062004499
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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."