EBOOK NEW A Distant Episode The Selected Stories à Paul Bowles


  • Paperback
  • 368
  • A Distant Episode The Selected Stories
  • Paul Bowles
  • English
  • 06 May 2019
  • 9780061137389

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Download A Distant Episode The Selected Stories Paul Bowles ☆ 7 Summary Summary ¿ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Paul Bowles N Mailer Allen Ginsberg Truman Capote William S Burroughs Gore Vidal and Jay McInerne. Bowles is a genre unto himself largely formulaic westerners in exotic lands bleak and surreal with a minimalist touch If he has a project at all I d describe it as exploring the outer boundaries of civilized society or something like that This is arguably Orientalist which is not wrong but also reductive in my view By all means read The Sheltering Sky first and soon but this was a very intriguing collection to pick through regardless

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Download A Distant Episode The Selected Stories Paul Bowles ☆ 7 Summary Summary ¿ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Paul Bowles Author An American cult figure Bowles has fascinated such disparate talents as Norma. I like its emphasis on language and memory but dislike its highly orientalist perspective

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Download A Distant Episode The Selected Stories Paul Bowles ☆ 7 Summary Summary ¿ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Paul Bowles A Distant Episode contains the best of Paul Bowles's short stories as selected by the. Upon finishing The Sheltering Sky I was reluctant to leave Bowles deeply engaging northern Africa behind so I read his story A Distant Episode thinking I would take advantage of the opportunity to contemplate the differences between short stories and novels It was a good call I believe because the story is a reprisal of a plot line present in the novel a traumatized foreigner is captured by sinister nomads and transported into an exotic desert world losing herhis identity for a long period only to recover it momentarily as part of a final plunge into complete insanity andor despair A happy little fugue Bowles liked to play out But to get to the point the striking difference between the short story and the novel is not surprisingly character development In A Distant Episode the protagonist the Professor is sketched only in outline we never find out what he looks like and we know very little about him other than that he is a linguist that his scientific bent allows him to feel that he can maintain an amused distance from the culture he s in and that he sometimes behaves impulsively Although these tidbits of character are important the story takes on an admirable breakneck momentum that has little to do with character and everything to do with pure narrative tension or dramatic conflict How does Bowles do itHere s my analysis do you think


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    EBOOK NEW A Distant Episode The Selected Stories à Paul Bowles Paul Bowles ☆ 7 Summary Summary ¿ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Paul Bowles Upon finishing The Sheltering Sky I was reluctant to leave Bowles’ deeply engaging northern Africa behind so I read his story “A Distant Episode” thinking I would take advantage of the opportunity to contemplate the differences between short stories and novels It was a good call I believe because the story is a reprisal of a plot line present in the novel a traumatized foreigner is captured by sinister nomads and

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    EBOOK NEW A Distant Episode The Selected Stories à Paul Bowles Bowles is a genre unto himself largely formulaic westerners in exotic lands bleak and surreal with a minimalist touch If he has a project at all I'd describe it as exploring the outer boundaries of civilized society or something like that This is arguably Orientalist which is not wrong but also reductive in my view By all means read The Sheltering Sky first and soon but this was a very intriguing collection to pick through regardless

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