Two Serious Ladies


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Few great writers produced less than Jane Bowles: one novel, one play and a dozen short stories. Yet hers is one of the most original, unique voices in twentieth century American literature. A novelist with an essentially tragic view, as Truman Capote concludes in his memoir, but also 'a very funny writer ... with at [her] heart the subtlest comprehension of eccentricity and human apartness.' Here, then, is a novel unlike any other. A tale of two extraordinary heroines - Christina Goering, a wealthy spinster in pursuit of ...

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George B

Aug 18, 2011

Loved the book

Very different and special. A real treat. I'm sorry Jane Bowles didn't write more.

nicolette b

Sep 23, 2010

two serious ladies

Had quite a time finding this book (I think its out of print). I was very happy with the condition of the book and really enjoyed it. I was familiar with Paul Bowles work, The Sheltering Sky being one of my favorite works of fiction....Jane Bowles work is very different but did not dissapoint. She has a unique style with sharp wit and a refreshing point of view...while none of the characters are lovable, in fact most are somewhat still are fascinated by them and find yourself captivated and thoroughly amused by the antics....and ruminations.

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