[epub] The Delicate Prey And Other Stories BY Paul Bowles

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Icate Prey is in fact one of the most profound beautifully wrought and haunting collections in our literature Bowles's tales are at once austere witty violent and sensuous They move with the inevitability of myth His language has a purity of line a poise and authority entirely its own capable of instantly modulating from farce to horror without a ruffle This book doesn t care if you live or die

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The Delicate Prey And Other Stories

Paul Bowles once said that a story should remain taut throughout like a piece of string That tense stretched tone is the key to this collection of 17 eerie tales by the author best known for The Sheltering Sky The Delicate Prey is dedicated For my mother who first read me the stories of Poe If Poe had lived in Mexico and he'd had ice water running in hi The Delicate Prey and Other Stories Paul BowlesThe Delicate Prey and Other Stories is a collection of 17 stories written by Paul Bowles first published in 1950The stories At paso rojo pastor dowe at tacat call at corazon under the sky se or ong and se or ha the circular valley the echo the scorpion the fourth day out from santa cruz pages from cold point you are not i how many midnights a thousand days to mokhatar tea on the mountain by the water the delicate prey a distant episode 2013 1391 64 9786006867069 20

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S veins to counteract his feverish romanticism he might have crafted something like these odd vignettes about human frailty and cruelty The setting is a world where palm trees are like shiny green spiders where bats reel silently overhead in a jet black sky where a hot relentless wind blows across deserted plazas As Tobias Wolff writes in Esuire The Del and some of the things could never have been his if he had not purposely changed to fit themHe consoled himself by recalling that it is only in each man s own consciousness that the isolation exists objectively man is always a part of somethingLife is visually too hideous for one to make the attempt to preserve itOnly other people lived and died had their lives and deaths She being inside herself existed merely as herself and not as a part of anything else People animals flowers and stones were objects and they all belonged to the world outside It was their juxtapositions that made hostile or friendly patterns Sometimes she looked at her own hands and feet for several minutes trying to fight off an indefinite sensation they gave her of belonging also to the world outside But this never troubled her deeply The impressions were received and accepted without uestion at most she could combat them when they were too strong for her comfort


10 thoughts on “The Delicate Prey And Other Stories

  1. says:

    The Delicate Prey and Other Stories Paul BowlesThe Delicate Prey and Other Stories is a collection of 17 stories written by Paul Bowles first published in 1950The stories At paso rojo; pastor dowe at tacaté; call at corazon; under the sky; señor ong and señor ha; the circular valley; the echo; the scorpion; the fourth day out from santa cruz; pages from cold point; you are not i; how many midnights; a thousand days to mokhata

  2. says:

    45 Bowles is a master of the creeping dread Some stories feel like a punch in the gut In others the punch never comes but you're still left waiting for it Not sure which is terrifying

  3. says:

    The Delicate Prey yeah and they are but I had a feeling that if I could peak out of the corner of my eye when no one was looking that I would see a predator licking someone else's blood off their own paws They would curl into a tired ball after a fit of violence they wouldn't have wanted to help you know Dream of chases and far off screams

  4. says:

    A superb collection of short stories I wouldn't call them horror and most are not even of the supernatural but these stories stirred up a defi

  5. says:

    A few of them blend together in my memory but the best stories “Senor Ong and Senor Ha” “The Circular Valley” “The Fourth Day out from Santa Cruz” “Pages from Cold Point” “By the Water” and “The Delicate Prey” in my opinion have a uality about them that’s entirely uniue It’s hard to describe the horror that wells up from these stories It’s existential horror reminiscent of the scene in The Sheltering Sky whe

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    and some of the things could never have been his if he had not purposely changed to fit themHe consoled himself by recalling that it is only in each man's own consciousness that the isolation exists; objectively man is always a part of somethingLife is visually too hideous for one to make the attempt to preserve itOnly other people lived and died had their lives and deaths She being inside herself existed merely as herself and not as a part

  7. says:

    It was in an essay by Gore Vidal that I first encountered the name Paul Bowles many years ago At the time I was a teenager working in a small used bookstore where a large portion of my meager earnings wound up going right back to the store for books I asked the proprietor of the store if we had any books by Paul Bowles She pulled a volume from the shelf behind the counter saying “yes and it is a first edition” At

  8. says:

    These stories are seriously messed up rife with ambuscading menace I was rather indifferent to The Sheltering Sky but these short stories are some of the best I've read in a long time I'm thinking I might have to bump TSS it must be thirteen fourteen years since I had at 'er back into the rotation for a reappraisal

  9. says:

    This book doesn't care if you live or die

  10. says:

    Bowles' prose is cold and elegant His themes are disculturation and dislingual anxiety A Distant Episode and The Scorpion stand as antitheses to the presumption of the necessity of Western modes of socialization and communication Horrifying and riveting stuff