The dilemma of the outsider in an alien society, and the gap in understanding between cultures, recurrent themes of Paul Bowles's writings, are dramatized with brutal honesty in this novel set in Fez, Morocco, during that country's 1954 nationalist uprising. Totally relevant to today's political situation in the Middle East and elsewhere, richly descriptive of its setting, and uncompromising in its characterizations, The Spider's House is perhaps Bowles's best, most beautifully subtle novel.
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Paul Bowles was born in 1910 and studied music with composer Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco, with his wife, Jane. His first novel, The Sheltering Sky, was a bestseller in the 1950s and was made into a film by Bernardo Bertolucci in 1990. Bowles's prolific career included many musical compositions, novels, collections of short stories, and books of travel, poetry, and translations.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # PL01573001B
Book Description Arena, Great Britain, 1986. Medium Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. 406 pages. Covers have no creasing. Corners of covers are lightly bumped. Spine is uncreased. Pages are reasonably tanned. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; General; ISBN: 0099377101. ISBN/EAN: 9780099377108. Inventory No: 16080066. Bookseller Inventory # 16080066
Book Description Arena, 1986. Couverture souple. Book Condition: bon. RO60120726: 406 pages. Annotations en page de garde. Novel. It is 1954 in the great medieval city of Fez, and French colonial rule in Morocco is drawing to a close. In-8 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon. Bookseller Inventory # RO60120726