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The Sheltering Sky / Let It Come Down / The Spider's House

The Sheltering Sky / Let It Come Down / The Spider's House

2002 ·
·4.2·251 Ratings ·940 Pages
“ It always seems impossible until it is done. ” ― Nelson Mandela
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  • Collected Stories and Later Writings

    2002·
    ·4.43·122 Ratings
    Paul Bowles had already established himself as an important composer when at age 39 he published The Sheltering Sky and became recognized as one of the most powerful writers of the postwar period. From his base in Tangier he produced globally ranging nove
  • Borges on Writing

    1994·
    ·4.01·261 Ratings
    In 1971, Jorge Luis Borges was invited to preside over a series of seminars on his writing at Columbia University. This book is a record of those seminars, which took the form of informal discussions between Borges, Norman Thomas di Giovanni--his editor a
  • The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories, 1945-1985

    1987·
    ·4.07·164 Ratings
    The years since World War II have seen an exciting resurgence of the short story. From Albert Camus to William Maxwell, from Amos Oz to R.K. Narayan, from Ann Beattie to Yukio Mishima - this incomparably rich and diverse collection attests to the vigor an
  • The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories

    2000·
    ·3.88·321 Ratings
    Following the immense success of The Art of the Tale, Daniel Halpern has assembled the next generation of short-story writers—those born after 1937—to create a companion volume, The Art of the Story. Attesting to the depth, range, and continued popula
  • Dante's Inferno: Translations by Twenty Contemporary Poets

    1994·
    ·3.95·110 Ratings
    A new telling of Dante's Inferno, this translation is the most fluent, grippingly readable version of the famous poem yet, and—with all the consummate technical skill that is the hallmark of Sean O'Brien's own poetry—manages the near-impossible task o
  • Up Above the World

    2006·
    ·3.63·696 Ratings
    On the terrace of an elaborate hilltop apartment overlooking a Central American capital, four people sit making polite conversation. The American couple—an elderly physician and his young wife—are tourists. Their host, whom they have just met, is a yo
  • A Distant Episode: The Selected Stories

    2006·
    ·4.3·297 Ratings
    A Distant Episode contains the best of Paul Bowles's short stories, as selected by the author. An American cult figure, Bowles has fascinated such disparate talents as Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, Truman Capote, William S. Burroughs, Gore Vidal, and Jay
  • The Oblivion Seekers

    2001·
    ·4.02·275 Ratings
    Stories and journal notes by an extraordinary young woman--adventurer and traveler, Arabic scholar, Sufi mystic and adept of the Djillala cult."Not long before her death Isabelle Eberhardt wrote: "No one ever lived more from day to day or was more depende
  • The Stories of Paul Bowles

    2006·
    ·4.3·838 Ratings
    The short fiction of American literary cult figure Paul Bowles is marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry—possessing a symmetry between beauty and terror that is haunting and ultimate
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