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A tawdry place of salvation : the art of Jane Bowles /
edited by Jennie Skerl.
imprint
Carbondale, Ill. : Southern Illinois University Press, c1997.
description
ix, 185 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0809321009
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imprint
Carbondale, Ill. : Southern Illinois University Press, c1997.
isbn
0809321009
catalogue key
1324187
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-177) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Through these essays--which deal with Bowles's published as well as her unpublished work--Skerl seeks to generate serious critical attention for an important but neglected female experimental writer of the mid-twentieth century and to celebrate her originality, power, and craft. Based in disciplines and theoretical approaches that range from feminist criticism to Middle Eastern studies, from postmodernism to queer theory, and from Victorianism to the Beat Generation, the essayists naturally approach Bowles's fiction and drama from a wide variety of critical perspectives. All of these essays are unpublished and written for this volume.
Main Description
Through these essays--which deal with Bowles's published as well as her unpublished work--Skerl seeks to generate serious critical attention for an important but neglected female experimental writer of the mid-twentieth century and to celebrate her originality, power, and craft.Based in disciplines and theoretical approaches that range from feminist criticism to Middle Eastern studies, from postmodernism to queer theory, and from Victorianism to the Beat Generation, the essayists naturally approach Bowles's fiction and drama from a wide variety of critical perspectives. All of these essays are unpublished and written for this volume.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Sallies into the Outside World a Literary History of Jane Bowlesp. 1
The Narrative Erotics of Two Serious Ladiesp. 19
"The Americans Stick Pretty Much in Their Own Quarter" Jane Bowles and Central Americap. 37
Family Dynamics in Jane Bowles's in the Summer Housep. 49
Mommy Dearest Mothers and Daughters in Jane Bowles's in the Summer House and Other Plays by Contemporary Women Writersp. 64
Sister Act a Reading of Jane Bowles's Puppet Playp. 77
Jane Bowles and the Semi-Oriental Womanp. 83
Jane Bowles in Uninhabitable Places Writing on Cultural Boundariesp. 102
"Some Fun in the Mud" Decrepitude and Salvation in the World of Jane Bowlesp. 119
The Unfinished Jane Bowlesp. 134
Toward a Postmodern Aesthetic Indeterminacy, Instability, and Inconclusiveness in Out in the Worldp. 153
Bibliographyp. 171
Contributorsp. 179
Indexp. 181
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