“For years I was angry at myself for having run away with a man. Later, I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t that person anymore. Why couldn’t I find someone to give me an identity again?”...more
Posts Tagged: Paul Bowles
Good morning my fellow Rumpusians, as Christmas steadily approaches and the panic to procure becomes almost reptilian, I can honestly say I’ve never handled so many one hundred dollar bills.
Are there that many people out there with so much money?...more
“With few exceptions, landscape alone is of insufficient interest to warrant the effort it takes to see it. Even the works of man, unless they are being used in his daily living, have a way of losing their meaning, and take on the qualities of decoration....more
I’ve recently been in awe of the short stories of Paul Bowles, the American ex-pat novelist, composer, and translator who lived in Morocco and wrote The Sheltering Sky and who was basically Beat before the Beats.
Besides maybe Flannery O’Connor and Poe, I can’t think of any other short stories that have so riveted me....more
The love of reading and the love of books, while almost always coinciding are still, in essence two different things.
If I loved to read as much as I loved books, for instance, then I wouldn’t own at least a hundred books which I haven’t read yet....more