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Paul Bowles was born in 1910 and studied music with 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.
Beatifully written. Bowles is a master when it comes to describing the cultural clash that comes from the Western world trying to fit in the Arab world. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marco Sibaja
Paul Bowles (1910 -- 1999) was an American composer and writer who lived as an expatriate in Tangier beginning in 1947. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robin Friedman
Well written and despite more that 50 years after its writing, it is relevant to happenings in today's world.Published 4 months ago by Pam W.
Good insight into Islamic culture in Morocco and variances with Western mores. Moderately interesting story set in a crucial period of Moroccan history.Published 8 months ago by Thomas B. Hudson, Jr.
A good book to take with you on a trip to Morocco to read while you're traveling. Impossible to put it down.Published 8 months ago by A Reader
Gives great insight into a different culture. Not every one sees with the same sight. The author weaves a web intense, with great clarity. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Cling Peaches
I have read several of Paul Bowles' books, and have very much enjoyed all of them. He has traveled the world and writes wonderful passages of places, situations, people, and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by P. D. Clare
The author set out a relationship between two people; an American expatriate and a local illiterate youth, balancing the two to create a spellbinding and thoughtfull novel.Published 22 months ago by Haim Shapiro
This novel gives great insight into the changed world of Moroccan life caused by the French occupancy in the fifties. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kaye Svenson