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Xico and he'd had ice water running in his 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 writ. 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 definite sense of intrigue mystery and unease as I read them Even The Scorpion a really short story about an old woman who lived in a cave with a rather abrupt ending left me with a weird ueasy indescribable feeling I just could not stop reading and whenever I was away from it I wanted to get back to it as soon as possible The stories that stood out the most for me were Senor Ong and Senor Ha The Circular Valley and Pages from Cold Point I can t wait to read from this author

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The Delicate Prey And Other Stories

Paul Bowles once said that a story should Prey And PDF #197 remain taut throughout like a The Delicate PDFEPUBpiece of string That tense stretched tone is the key to this collection of Delicate Prey And MOBI #243eerie 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 Me. 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 and it wouldn t seem any real than the heat coming off the ground in waves Never mind the no one looking part The predator would wrap itself in a blanket and put itself right at your feet These stories are creepy in the way that a mother might feel if she had given birth to a monster Involving you know in a should be familiar to you way because you said hello to it and gave it food and instead it is something you would never want to recogni

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Es in Esuire The Delicate 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.. 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 the time I could not understand why anyone would buy a hardcover book when a paperback edition of than same book existed but since there was no paperback copy of the book in the store I put up the big money 750 to purchase this first edition That was the first first edition I even purchased knowing that it was actually a first edition and it was a good start to my


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  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 cr

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    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

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    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 af

  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 definite sense of intrigue mystery and unease as I read them Even 'The Scorpion' a really short story about an old woman who lived in a cave with a rather abrupt ending left me with a weird ueasy indescriba

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    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 o

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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 mere

  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

  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 s

  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