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Two Serious Ladies

Two Serious Ladies
 

Originally published in 1943 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

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ISBN 9780062283122
Barcode 9780062283122
Published 25 February 2014 by Ecco Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Bowles, Jane
Introduction by Messud, Claire
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ISBN-13 9780062283122
ISBN-10 006228312X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ecco Press
Imprint Ecco Press
Publication Date 25 February 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bowles, Jane
Introduction by Messud, Claire
Category Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 221
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 204mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women, Life change events, Prostitution - Panama
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 985249

Description of this Book

Two Serious Ladies is the only novel by avant-garde literary star and wife of legendary writer Paul Bowles--a modernist cult-classic, mysterious, profound, anarchic, and funny, that follows two upper-class women as they descend into debauchery--updated with an introduction by Claire Messud, bestselling author of The Emperor's Children and The Woman Upstairs.Two serious ladies who want to live outside of themselves, Christina Goering and Frieda Copperfield embark on separate quests of salvation. Mrs. Copperfield visits Panama with her husband, where she finds solace among the women who live and work in its brothels. Miss Goering becomes involved with various men. At the end the two women meet again, each transformed by her experience.

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Author's Bio

Jane Bowles has long had an underground reputation as one of the truly original writers of the twentieth century. Born in New York City in 1917, she lived in Tangier, Morocco, with her husband, Paul Bowles, from 1952 until her death in 1973. Though she wrote only one novel, one short play, and fewer than a dozen short stories over a roughly twenty-year span from the early 1940s to the mid-1960s, Jane Bowles has long been regarded by critics as one of the premier stylists of her generation.

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