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Attaining fana in Paul Bowles’s Infinite Landscapes

Sarah Daw

in Writing Nature in Cold War American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430029
eISBN:
9781474453783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430029.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter One interrogates Paul Bowles’s presentation of the human relationship to Nature in his bestselling novel The Sheltering Sky (1949). In his autobiography Without Stopping (1972), Bowles ... More


The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity

Nadine Hubbs

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241848
eISBN:
9780520937956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241848.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book shows how a gifted group of Manhattan-based gay composers were pivotal in creating a distinctive “American sound” and in the process served as architects of modern American identity. ... More


Searching for “Authenticity” in Paul Bowles’s Denmark Vesey

Melissa J. De Graaf

in Blackness in Opera

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036781
eISBN:
9780252093890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036781.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter examines the question of authenticity surrounding Paul Bowles's Denmark Vesey. Featuring music by Bowles set to a libretto by Charles Henri Ford, Denmark Vesey incorporates racial ... More


The Little Friends

Howard Pollack

in The Ballad of John Latouche: An American Lyricist's Life and Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190458294
eISBN:
9780190458324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458294.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Latouche had friendship with a circle dubbed by Virgil Thomson “The Little Friends,” which included Harry Dunham, Paul Bowles, Jane Bowles, and Latouche’s future wife Theodora Griffis, the scion of a ... More


Writing Nature in Cold War American Literature

Sarah Daw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430029
eISBN:
9781474453783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Writing Nature is the first full-length ecocritical study of Cold War American literature. The book analyses the function and representation of Nature in a wide range of Cold War texts, and reveals ... More


Vaguely Islamic

Henri Matisse, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes, and Paul Bowles

in Weak Planet: Literature and Assisted Survival

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226477077
eISBN:
9780226477244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477077.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter turns to weak forms of a strong religion. Against the contrasting examples of Paul Bowles, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton, the blurry Islam in Henri Matisse, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and ... More


Gibraltar and Beyond: James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Paul Bowles

Wai Chee Dimock

in Moving Modernisms: Motion, Technology, and Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198714170
eISBN:
9780191782596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714170.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the concept of a ‘networked modernism’, which demands a reaching beyond the boundaries of the corpus of a single author. The discussion starts with a place, Gibraltar, which ... More


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