The Spider's House: A Novel

The Spider's House: A Novel

by Paul Bowles

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Set in Fez, Morocco, during that country's 1954 nationalist uprising, The Spider's House is perhaps Paul Bowles's most beautifully subtle novel, richly descriptive of its setting and uncompromising in its characterizations. Exploring once again the dilemma of the outsider in an alien society, and the gap in understanding between cultures—recurrent themes of Paul Bowles's writings—The Spider's House is dramatic, brutally honest, and shockingly relevant to today's political situation in the Middle East and elsewhere.

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ISBN-13: 9780062119360
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 367,361
File size: 515 KB

About the Author

Paul Bowles was born in 1910 and studied music with composer Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco. A devastatingly imaginative observer of the West's encounter with the East, he is the author of four highly acclaimed novels: The Sheltering Sky, Let It Come Down, The Spider's House, and Up Above the World. In addition to being one of the most powerful postwar American novelists, Bowles was an acclaimed composer, a travel writer, a poet, a translator, and a short story writer. He died in Morocco in 1999.

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kwohlrob on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It was interesting to read while traveling through Morocco, as Bowles' insights into the culture are always dead-on. However, I think I prefer his non-fiction work better. I just don't find his prose that interesting and realize that I'm more fascinated with the setting rather than his storytelling abilities.