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A World Outside: The Fiction of Paul Bowles
     

A World Outside: The Fiction of Paul Bowles

by Richard F. Patteson, Richard F. Patterson
 

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Beginning with Bowles' account of a frightening childhood memory, A World Outside explores how the dichotomies of inside and outside, safety and danger, enclosure and exposure-fundamental dualities in Bowles' fiction-have their deepest origin in the fabric of Bowles' own life and also mark his kinship with other twentieth-century writers.

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Beginning with Bowles' account of a frightening childhood memory, A World Outside explores how the dichotomies of inside and outside, safety and danger, enclosure and exposure-fundamental dualities in Bowles' fiction-have their deepest origin in the fabric of Bowles' own life and also mark his kinship with other twentieth-century writers.

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Partisan Review
"... without question the best full-length study of Bowles's fiction to date."
American Literature
"If all critical studies were as necessary and well executed as A World Outside, one might spend more time indoors reading them, and criticism would be not another form of alienation but the help and joy it too often is not"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292790353
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
02/01/1987
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

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Tobias Wolff
"Paul Bowles is one of our finest writers, and Richard Patteson has made a substantial and original contribution to our understanding of his work. A World Outside succeeds brilliantly in discussing complex ideas with clarity and force, without the usual academic hedging and without retreating into jargon. I will pay him the highest possible compliment; namely, that he has proven himself worthy of his subject."

Meet the Author

Richard Patteson (1947–2010) was Professor of English at Mississippi State University.

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