Collected Stories (Penguin Modern Classics)

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In these hauntingly beautiful stories of abandonment and vengeance, extreme situations lead to disturbing conclusions. A missionary is sent to a place so distant he finds his God has no power there; a husband abandons his wife as they honeymoon in the South American jungle; a splash of water triggers an explosion of violence; and a boy's drug-induced transformation leads to cruelty enjoyed and suffered.

Masterfully written, these are chilling tales from sun-drenched and brutal climes.

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Born in New York in 1910, Paul Bowles is considered one of the most remarkable American authors of the twentieth century. He 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. His other novels were The Spider's Nest, Up Above The World and Let It Come Down.

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Book Description Book Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: Penguin UK | Der Schriftsteller Paul Bowles erhielt 1991 den "Rea Award for the Short Story" und wurde damit für seinen bedeutenden Beitrag zur Kurzgeschichte als Kunstform geehrt. Mit seinem unvergleichlichen kristallinen Stil ist Bowles ein Autor "sui generis" unter den großen zeitgenössischen Meistern der amerikanischen Literatur. | In these hauntingly beautiful stories of abandonment and vengeance, extreme situations lead to disturbing conclusions. A missionary is sent to a place so distant he finds his God has no power there; a husband abandons his wife as they honeymoon in the South American jungle; a splash of water triggers an explosion of violence; and a boy's drug-induced transformation leads to cruelty enjoyed and suffered.Masterfully written, these are chilling tales from sun-drenched and brutal climes. | Format: Paperback | Language/Sprache: english | 462 gr | 198x129x28 mm | 672 pp. Bookseller Inventory # K9780141191355

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