The Spider's House

Bowles, Paul

Published by Black Sparrow Press, 1982
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The dilemma of the outsider in an alien society, and the gap in understanding between cultures, recurrent themes of Paul Bowles's writings, are dramatized with brutal honesty in this novel set in Fez, Morocco, during that country's 1954 nationalist uprising. Totally relevant to today's political situation in the Middle East and elsewhere, richly descriptive of its setting, and uncompromising in its characterizations, The Spider's House is perhaps Bowles's best, most beautifully subtle novel.

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Paul Bowles was born in 1910 and studied music with composer Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco, with his wife, Jane. His first novel, The Sheltering Sky, was a bestseller in the 1950s and was made into a film by Bernardo Bertolucci in 1990. Bowles's prolific career included many musical compositions, novels, collections of short stories, and books of travel, poetry, and translations.

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Title: The Spider's House
Publisher: Black Sparrow Press
Publication Date: 1982
Book Condition: Good
Edition: Limited Edition.

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Book Description Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara, 1982. Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. SiGNED First Printing of Reprint Edition. This is a SIGNED first printing of the reprint edition, published in 1982. Some critics have argued that "Spider's House" was Bowles's best novel, although that accolade usually goes to "Sheltering Sky. "The Spider's House" also deals with the expatriate experience in a time of turmoil in a foreign country, Morocco. The original was published by Random House in 1955. Preface by the author, written in 1981. Orig. pictorial bds, very light wear -- only a very light stain on the lower edge. This is copy #55 of 350, as indicated on the limitations page at the rear of the book, and signed by Bowles on front blank, tipped in page as issued; clear acetate DJ. A handsome copy, and with the author's rare signature, very hard to find. A descriptive list of Black Sparrow titles is laid in, (not glued). Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 120641A

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