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Summer Reading List 2018

Happy First Day of Summer!

Time to put together my summer reading list…officially anyway. Here’s what I’ll be reading this summer:

In hard copy:

Jane Bowles's Selected Letters

Throughout Jane Bowles’s letters, the unceasing lament about not-writing, “I have decided not to become hysterical, however. If I cannot write my book, then I shall give up writing, that’s all. 310 more words

Jane Bowles

‘A Distant Episode’ by Paul Bowles

Paul Bowles’s works are disturbing. Not in the sense of a Stephen King or a Clive Barker but in that overused term “psychological”. I’m not one to divulge the storyline in a review, as I’d like the reader to enjoy (if that’s the word) the creeping sense of disquiet, the horripilation, the quickening of breath as the story unfolds. 114 more words

Steve Finbow

Paul Bowles Travel Writing

Review of ‘Travels-Collected Essays’ by Paul Bowles…. 527 more words

The Reading Room

Analysis of Paul Bowles's Novels

Bowles holds a unique place in American literature. As an exile, he shared with 1920’s expatriate novelist Gertrude Stein, among others, a distanced perspective on his native culture. 2,947 more words

Literary Theory

When Fez Fell

This is an essay that was to be included in an edited volume on Paul Bowles that regrettably ended up not coming out.

More than five years before Morocco declared its independence, Paul Bowles published an article detailing the singular pleasures awaiting the Western visitor to the walled city of Fez in a July 1950 issue of the travel magazine, … 7,086 more words

Paul Bowles

An Inexhaustible Well

“Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really.  69 more words