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The Spider's House.

Bowles, Paul.

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ISBN 10: 0720606462 / ISBN 13: 9780720606461
Published by Peter Owen, London, 1985
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A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed by Bowles to his aunt Mary Robbins. This novel was originally published in England in 1957. This is the second British Editon, the first printing by Peter Owen Publishers. This novel concerns four English-speaking visitors caught in the city of Fez in 1954 Morocco during the nationalist's resistance to French rule. Catalog Syrah. Bookseller Inventory # 22646

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Title: The Spider's House.

Publisher: Peter Owen, London

Publication Date: 1985

Edition: First Printing of the Second UK Edition

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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.

About the Author:

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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