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Paul Bowles (1) (1910–1999)

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Verk av Paul Bowles

Den skyddande himlen (1949) 4,231 exemplar
Let It Come Down (1952) 558 exemplar
The Spider's House (1955) 533 exemplar
The Stories of Paul Bowles (2000) 390 exemplar
Up Above the World (1966) 385 exemplar
Collected Stories, 1939–1976 (1979) 354 exemplar
Midnight Mass (1985) 165 exemplar
Points in Time (1982) 135 exemplar
Days: A Tangier Diary (1990) 131 exemplar
Unwelcome Words (1988) 64 exemplar
Pages From Cold Point (1968) 47 exemplar
The Time of Friendship (1966) 40 exemplar
Morocco (1993) 30 exemplar
Call at Corazon (1988) 25 exemplar
Too Far from Home (1992) 25 exemplar
Lo scorpione e altri racconti (1987) 22 exemplar
She Woke Me Up So I Killed Her (1985) 19 exemplar
A Thousand Days for Mokhtar (1985) 16 exemplar
Yallah (1956) 12 exemplar
Paul Bowles on Music (2003) 11 exemplar
Music (1995) 10 exemplar
The Paul Bowles Reader (2000) 9 exemplar
Un thé sur la montagne (1989) 8 exemplar
L'écho (1988) 7 exemplar
Tanger : vues choisies (1992) 6 exemplar
Three Tales (1975) 5 exemplar
Education de Malika, L' (1997) 5 exemplar
Gesammelte Erzählungen I (2000) 5 exemplar
ALLAL. Stories aus Marokko. (1988) 5 exemplar
A Little Stone 3 exemplar
The Music of Paul Bowles (1996) 3 exemplar
Cuentos del desierto (2000) 3 exemplar
Selected Songs (1984) 3 exemplar
Romans (2008) 2 exemplar
Yükseklerde (2018) 1 exemplar
Music for a Farce 1 exemplar
The Pool K III (2013) 1 exemplar
遠い木霊 (1994) 1 exemplar
À Beira da água (2016) 1 exemplar
Kulchur (Issue Number One) (1960) 1 exemplar
Antaeus No. 1, Summer 1970 (1970) 1 exemplar
モロッコ幻想物語 (2013) 1 exemplar
In absentia (1993) 1 exemplar
Migrations [sound recording] (2017) 1 exemplar
Cabin 1 exemplar
Soundings 5 (1973) 1 exemplar

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The Other persuasion: short fiction about gay men and women (1977) — Bidragsgivare — 119 exemplar
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Elsewhere, Vol. III (1984) — Bidragsgivare — 91 exemplar
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 91 exemplar
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Dark: Stories of Madness, Murder and the Supernatural (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 56 exemplar
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Big Table 2 (1959) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar
Stroker anthology, 1974-1994 (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
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Jilala: Sufi Trance Music From Morocco [sound recording] (1998) — Field Recording — 1 exemplar


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I found this one very disturbing. I skipped and skimmed to the end because I did want to find out how it ended.
mykl-s | 77 andra recensioner | Aug 12, 2023 |
Considerada como una de las 100 mejores novelas del siglo xx, El cielo protector narra el viaje al desierto del Sáhara de Port Moresby y su esposa Kit, acompañados de su amigo Tunner. Organizado inicialmente como una forma de salvar el matrimonio, el viaje se convertirá en una pesadilla. Llegados de Nueva York, los tres protagonistas chocarán con una realidad para ellos incomprensible donde nada es nunca lo que parece y que les llevará a descubrir en sí mismos la profundidad del mal que anida en todo corazón humano. Como dijo Tennessee Williams, ésta es «una novela salvaje y aterradora, una alegoría del hombre y sus desiertos».… (mer)
bibliotecayamaguchi | 77 andra recensioner | Jul 14, 2023 |
Conocida hasta ahora por el lector español como La tierra caliente, Por encima del mundo es la última novela larga de Paul Bowles. En la terraza de un apartamento con vistas a una capital latinoamericana, un matrimonio de estadounidenses, los Slade, conversa con un hombre atractivo y su amante, una joven de extraordinaria belleza. Mientras contemplan la puesta de sol, los Slade disfrutan de ese encuentro casual que todo turista desea.
Natt90 | 11 andra recensioner | Mar 30, 2023 |
Paul bowles writes very cool books, for example, "the sheltering sky." But, dammit, he's such a misogynist. He loves to write women characters, and make fun of them. Especially, making them fat, very comical.
This one's about a bored New York bank teller 30-something man. He's got a friend who lives in Morocco, Tangiers, who has a travel agency. He thinks he's got a job to go to there, working for him, but it's not the kind of job he has in mind. He's very naive. He should never have smoked or inbibed hashish. Not everybody can handle drugs.

Nelson Dyar is really a loathsome character, witness what his youth was like:
"occasionally he would go out with two or three of his friends, each one taking a girl. They would have cocktails at the apartment of one of the girls, go on to a Broadway movie, and eat afterward at some Chinese place in the neighborhood where there was dancing. Then there was the long process of taking the girls home one by one, after which they usually went into a bar and drank fairly heavily. Sometimes, not very often, they would pick up something cheap in the bar or in the street, take her to Bill healy's room, and lay her in turn."
See what I mean about being misogynistic?

Dyar meats Daisy Valverde in Tangier, a marquessa. She's really a good woman, and friendly, and actually tries to save Dyar's life in the end. But he won't have it.
He finds out from her that his "friend" Jack, with the travel agency, has no way possible to pay him as an employee:
" 'Jack told me you were coming, but somehow I never thought you'd actually arrive.'
'why not?' He felt a little better now.
'Oh, you know. Such things have a way of not coming off. Frightfully good idea that Misses fire. And then, of course, I can't see really why Jack needs anyone there in that little office.'
'you mean it's not doing well?' He tried to keep his voice even.
She laid a hand on his arm and laughed. As though she were imparting a rather shameful secret, she said in a low voice: 'my dear, if you think he makes even his luncheon money there, you're gravely mistaken.'
She was studying him too carefully, trying to see the effect of her words. He would refuse to react. He felt hot all over, but did not speak. Hugo entered carrying a tray of bottles and glasses. They both took brandy, and he set the tray down on a table at Dyar's elbow and went out.
She was still looking at him.
'Oh, it's not going well,' he said. He would not say what he was sure she was waiting for him to say: how does he keep going?
'not at all. It never has.'
'I'm sorry to hear that,'said Dyar.
'There's no need to be. If it had gone well I daresay he wouldn't have sent for you. He'd have had just about all he could manage by himself. As it is, I expect he needs you far more.' "

Though daisy Valverde is the only one who is being kind to him, and trying to tell him the truth about Jack winston, the author still insists on having dyar's character be a misogynistic pendejo:
"he kept looking at her. She was too old, that was all. Every now and then, in the midst of the constantly changing series of expressions assumed by the volatile features, there was a dead instant when he saw the still, fixed disappointment of age beneath [the marquesa is 40-something]. It chilled him. He thought of the consistency of Hadija's flesh and skin [a sex worker], telling himself that to do so was scarcely just; the girl was not more than 16. Still, there were the facts. He considered the compensation of character and worldly refinement, but did they really count for much? He was inclined to think not, in such cases. 'nothing doing there,' he thought. Or perhaps yes, if he had a lot of liquor in him. But why bother? He wondered why the idea had ever come to him, at all. There was no reason to think it had occurred to her, for that matter, save that he was sure it had."

eunice goode is an American living in Tanger who has money, and is competing with dyar for hadija's affection:
"when dyar came into the room Eunice goode looked at him and said to herself that even as a girl she would not have found him attractive. She had liked imposing men, such as her father had been. This one was not at all distinguished in appearance. He did not look like an actor or a statesman or an artist, nor yet like a workman, a businessman or an athlete. For some reason she thought he looked rather like a wire-haired terrier -- alert, eager, suggestible. The sort of male, she reflected with a stab of anger, who can lead girls around by the nose, without even being domineering, the sort whose maleness is unnoticeable and yet so thick it becomes cloying as honey, the sort that makes no effort and is thereby doubly dangerous. Except that being accustomed to an ambiance of feminine adulation makes them as vulnerable, as easily crushed, as spoiled children are. You let them think that you too are taken in by their charm, you entice them further and further out on that rotten limb. Then you jerk out the support and let them fall."
How I wish I had the talent and cognition to do this when I was young, before I ended up hating men for using me.

Daisy Valverde gives us the history of meeting her husband, the marquis, Luis. He's a mujeriego, but that's okay when you have money ( I guess ).
"... the man was magnificent, she decided, and it was not surprising that from being inseparable friends they soon turned to be being passionate lovers. Daisy was slightly over 30, her face radiant with a healthy, strident kind of beauty that perfectly suited her statuesque figure. It was inevitable that a man like Luis should fall in love with her, that having done so he should perceive much more in her character than he had suspected, and thus determined to marry her, in order to own her completely. It was also inevitable that once having added her to his list of possessions he should cease to be in love with her, but Daisy knew this beforehand and did not care, because she also knew that she would never cease to admire him, whatever he might do, and she was sure she would be able to keep him, which for her, an eminently practical woman, was after all the main consideration."

It's too bad the character of dyar didn't pay more attention to his one true friend, daisy.
… (mer)
burritapal | 6 andra recensioner | Oct 23, 2022 |



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