The Spider's House by Paul Bowles
A Novel

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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.


About Paul Bowles

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Paul Bowlesis a graduate of the London School of Economics and is currently affiliated with universities in China, Mexicoand Canada. He has had a long-standing interest in capitalism and its evolution, recently doing research on the issue of "globalisation." He has published widely on both globalisation and East Asian development and has also been involved in a project looking at economic reform in China. Halpern teaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University.
Published November 15, 2011 by Harper Perennial. 432 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Seattle PI

The one story that always seems to stick in my mind and encapsulate the fiction of Paul Bowles is "A Distant Episode," the last story in his first collection, The Delicate Prey and Other Stories.

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