Contents

Abbreviations IX
Acknowledgements X
Introduction: Paul Bowles Now and Then
ANABELA DUARTE
XI

I THE FASCINATION OF PAUL BOWLES – FACE TO FACE SECRECIES

Paul Bowles as I Knew Him
CHRISTOPHER SAWYER-LAUÇANNO
31
“I Would Invite You to Supper but I Have Only One Egg:” Teaching with Paul Bowles
REGINA WEINREICH
45
The Fascination of Paul Bowles
ALLEN HIBBARD
53

II ECOLOGIES OF FEAR AND VIOLENCE: RESISTANCE OR DESISTANCE?

The Perceptual is Political: Modes of Consciousness in The Spider’s House
GREG BEVAN
71
Laughing with Thieves: Images of Paul Bowles in Tahar Ben Jelloun and Mohamed Choukri
CLARE BRANDABUR
85
The Spider’s House: Paul Bowles and the Question of Moroccan Independence
YOUNES RIYANI EL ASSAAD
101
Tangier, Capital of Treason
ANDREW HUSSEY
117
False Concepts: The Absence of Security and Intimacy in the Work of Paul Bowles
ANDREW MARTINO
135

III MUSIC, NOISE AND POLITICS

The Music and Politics of Pastorela (1941)
JENNIFER L. CAMPBELL
151
Paul Bowles and Latin American Music
LUIS HÉRNANDEZ MERGAL
169
“The Question of Music and Prose, It’s a Tricky One to Answer,” Paul Bowles: Composer – Writer
VERENA MOGL
181
The Musical Styles of Early Songs of Paul Bowles
CAROLE BLANKENSHIP
203
On Degenerescence and Realms of Suppression: Paul Bowles vis-à-vis Einojuhani Rautavaa
ZBIGNIEW BIALAS
225
Noise and Violence in Up Above the World – Music as Torture in Modern Fiction
ANABELA DUARTE
235

IV NO MAPS FOR THESE TERRITORIES: BOWLES, BURROUGHS AND BEYOND

Aesthetic Tourists: The Sheltering Sky’s Critique of Modernism
CHRISTOPHER LESLIE
253
American Existentialism and Surrealism in Paul Bowles’s “The Scorpion” and “By the Water,” Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs’s And The Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
BENJAMIN J. HEAL
265
“What You Do Is Nearer to What You Are than What You Think Is”: The Importance of Place and Space in Paul Bowles’s Short Fiction
ISABEL OLIVEIRA MARTINS
275
Experiences of Death and Dissolution in Paul Bowles’s The Sheltering Sky and Jack Kerouac’s Desolation Angels and The Dharma Bums
NUNO MARQUES
285

V YOU ARE NOT I – FILM AND TEXT

Good Film Hunting: Sara Driver, Paul Bowles, and Tangier
FRANCIS POOLE
287
A Resistent Text: “You Are Not I”
YOSHIAKI KOSHIKAWA
301

VI ON INTERCULTURAL MEDIATIONS

Towards an Absent Origin: The Edge of Anger in Paul Bowles’s “A Distant Episode”
BOUCHRA BENLEMLIH
315
The Impossible Relationship with the “Other” in “The Time of Friendship”
FERNANDO GOMES
325

VII MOMENTUM OF SPEED: FILM, BOHEMIA AND THE UNCANNY

The Film Narrator Paul Bowles
KOSTOULA KALOUDI
339
Gothic Short Circuits in Paul Bowles’s Fiction
MARIA ANTÓNIA LIMA
347
Literary Friendship: The Bowleses and Tennessee Williams
KRISZTINA DANKÓ
357
Contributors 369
Index 377