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Too Far from Home: Selected Writings

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Paul Bowles is one of this century's most enigmatic and intriguing writers. Best known for his novel The Sheltering Sky, he has for over forty-five years worked in a variety of genres, writing novels, stories, travel accounts, essays, poetry, journals, and autobiography, each distinctively shaped by his arresting vision and style. Since 1947 he has lived as an American ...more
Paperback, 560 pages
Published May 1st 1995 by Ecco (first published 1992)
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Simon A. Smith
Wow. REALLY powerful stuff here that will make you a litte squimish at times. Overall though, you've got to respect Bowles's balls (you like how I did that?)

This has got all of his best stuff. A worthwhile read. I loved this quote: "The eyes want rest but the head is no pillow."
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Dec 11, 2007 Arnold rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biography
An unmissable and true reminesence of a tortured englishman who was the "lord" or perhaps one should say "Lady" of the expatriate gay community who fled to Tangier in the pre Second War World years from all over the world until they wer driven out en masse although Bowles remained
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Apr 08, 2016 Jim rated it really liked it
This collection contains the complete text of This Sheltering Sky and excerpts from Bowles' other three novels. It also contains some of his best short stories and an excellent novella, Too Far from Home, in addition to assorted non-fiction pieces, including an essay on the Sahara Desert.
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entering into another space and time. really feels like traveling. i especially like the story with the giant run on sentence! i really got a visceral sense of the character :)
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Paul Bowles grew up in New York, and attended college at the University of Virginia before traveling to Paris, where became a part of Gertrude Stein's literary and artistic circle. Following her advice, he took his first trip to Tangiers in 1931 with his friend, composer Aaron Copeland.

In 1938 he married author and playwright Jane Auer (see: Jane Bowles). He moved to Tangiers permanently in 1947,
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