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Travels : Collected Writings, 1950-1993

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"Bowles is at his best when writing about places. He can evoke a place with a few sure strokes."
--New York Times

"His work is art. At his best, Bowles has no peer."
--Time

Travels is a thrilling anthology of the travel writings of Paul Bowles, author of the era-defining post-war novel The Sheltering Sky. The acclaimed essays in Travel--never before collected in a single volume--span more than sixty years and range from Bowles's early days in Paris to his time spent in Ceylon, Thailand, Kenya, and his expatriate life in Morocco. Insightful, exciting, and evocative, featuring original photographs throughout, Travels is a stunning collection of rarely seen shorter works--a showcase of the literary artistry of one of the truly great American writers of the twentieth century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 35.56mm | 589.67g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 006206763X
  • 9780062067630
  • 448,937

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Inmore than forty essays and articles that range from Paris to Ceylon, Thailand to Kenya, and, of course, Morocco, the great twen-tieth-century American writer encapsulates his long and full life, and sheds light on his brilliant fiction. Whether he's recalling the cold-water artists' flats of Paris's Left Bank or the sun-worshipping eccentrics of Tangier, Paul Bowles imbues every piece with a deep intelligence and the acute perspective of his rich experience of the world. Woven throughout are photographs from the renowned author's private archive, which place him, his wife, the writer Jane Bowles, and their many friends and compatriots in the landscapes his essays bring so vividly to life.

With an introduction by Paul Theroux and a chronology by Daniel Halpern
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"Bowles [is] a writer of power and precision... [TRAVELS] reads like a fable and makes one want to follow in his footsteps."--Boston Globe
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