[[ KINDLE ]] ❆ Up Above the World Author Paul Bowles – Sigilo.us

[[ KINDLE ]] ❆ Up Above the World  Author Paul Bowles – Sigilo.us
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Up Above the World
  • Paul Bowles
  • English
  • 18 December 2018
  • 0061137359

Up Above the World On The Terrace Of An Elaborate Hilltop Apartment Overlooking A Central American Capital, Four People Sit Making Polite Conversation The American Couple An Elderly Physician And His Young Wife Are Tourists Their Host, Whom They Have Just Met, Is A Young Man Of Striking Good Looks And Charm The Girl, His Mistress, Is Very Young And Very Beautiful Sitting There, Watching The Sunset, The Slades Seem To Be Enjoying The Sort Of Fortunate Chance Encounter That Travelers Cherish But Amid The Civilities And Small Talk, The Host S Casual Remark To The American Woman Proves Prophetic It S Not Exactly What You Think Masterfully With The Poetic Control That Has Always Characterized His Work Paul Bowles Leads The Reader Beneath The Surface Of Hospitality And Luxury Into A Tortuous Maze Of Human Relationships And Shifting Moods, Until What Seems At First A Merely Casual Encounter Is Seen To Be One Rooted In Viciousness And Horror.

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10 thoughts on “Up Above the World

  1. says:

    It was my first encounter with Paul Bowles and for sure not lastUp above the worldis a disturbing novel and leaves you quivering inwardly The whole story has an odd nightmarish atmosphere heat and lushness of tropics clashes with coldness and some awkwardness of human relationships descriptions of nature, colours and sounds of the jungle are picturesque and very accurate and hallucinations experienced by heroes horrifyingly palpable.The main protagonists remain for us enigma American co It was my first encounter with Paul Bowles and for sure not lastUp above the worldis a disturbing novel and leaves you quivering inwardly The whole story has an odd nightmarish atmosphere heat and lushness of tropics clashes with coldness and some awkwardness of human relationships descriptions of nature, colours and sounds of the jungle are picturesque and very accurate and hallucinations experienced by heroes horrifyingly palpable.The main protagonists remain for us enigma American couple, Dr Slade and his much younger wife Day, seem to be not very devoted to themselves There is some indifference and languidness in their...

  2. says:

    A noir mystery meets existential horror story wrapped up in a Central American fever dream.

  3. says:

    At some point in the night she had a dream Or was it possible that she was partially awake, and was only remembering a dream Do you know those greatest hits collection a popular band will put out late in their career There will be a new hit shoehorned into the track listing A familiar yet joyless sound flea backs on when something had to be said I don t buy greatest hits at all But those tearful youthful Christmases when your specific requests for a GOOD David Bowie album are ignored Tho At some point in the night she had a dream Or was it possible that she was partially awake, and was only remembering a dream Do you know those greatest hits collection a popular band will put out late in their career There will be a new hit shoehorned into the track listing A familiar yet joyless sound flea backs on when something had to be said I don t buy greatest hits at all But those tearful youthful Christmases when your specific requests for a GOOD David Bowie album are ignored Those times The Sheltering Sky loses its footing I didn t even like that one that much and I missed it An elderly American doctor escorts his wife to compromise in tourist plans If you want to stay we will move on tonight His face is lined in betrayals Why didn t you preread my mind, woman She is younger because he is older She is good because he is not If he is around she could not mind any situation if he is against it Mrs Slade reminded me of ch...

  4. says:

    I read this about ten years ago and it remains my favorite novel Let It Come Down, also by Bowles, is also in my top five It is considered a lesser piece of writing by critics of Bowles, and stands firmly in the shadow of what many consider to be his masterpiece, The Sheltering Sky While thatimportant work is fine, there is something about this so called minor novel that really struck a chord It reminds me of something by Patricia Highsmith, in that it s plotted well and through I read this about ten years ago and it remains my favorite novel Let It Come Down, also by Bowles, is also in my top five It is considered a lesser piece of writing by critics of Bowles, and stands firmly in the shadow of what many consider to be his masterpiece, The Sheltering Sky While thatimportant work is fine, there is something about this so called minor novel that really struck a chord It reminds me of something by Patricia Highsmith, in that it s plotted well and througho...

  5. says:

    Paul Bowles is fantastic at turning a seemingly banal travel story into something of terror This book and Sheltering Sky are both prime examples.This time around a husband and wife are travelling somewhere in Central America when they meet a young expat who offers them kindness and alcohol and a place to stay It seems like a fortuituous meeting for the tourists, but then the husband and wife keep experiences bouts of sickness that include amnesia as a side effect The shift in tone is really s Paul Bowles is fantastic at turning a seemingly banal travel story into something of terror This book and Sheltering Sky are both prime examples.This t...

  6. says:

    Bowles desribes this as his attempt to write a thriller or a Graham Greene type entertainment , well the results are absolutely freaky, but delivered so starkly and dispassionately that its absolutely chilling Apparently rejected by a publisher on grounds of being ...

  7. says:

    Not Bowles best but even subpar Bowles is good.Bowles writes existential horror One turns to him to read about naivet and innocence crashing against an unyieldingly alien world It s not impossible to see what was later called Orientalism in his writing, though it s not exactly fair, either His real concern is not that other cu...

  8. says:

    This imperfect book represents a wish to choose works by authors completely unknown to me Paul Bowles world is possibly the literary equivalent of a Hopper painting The lives depicted are as lonely as a Hopper character staring into the mid distance from a road side inn Written in 1966, this work is the possible hinterland for a Hopper character, a dark hallucigenic world in which two rootless middle class drifters appear to wander into a nightmare through simple lack of direction, and apath This imperfect book represents a wish to choose works by authors completely unknown to me Paul Bowles world is possibly the literary equivalent of a Hopper painting The lives depicted are as lonely as a Hopper character staring into the mid distance from a road side inn Written in 1966, this work is the possible hinterland for a Hopper character, a dark hallucigenic world in which two rootless middle class drifters appear to wander into a nightmare through simple lack of direction, and apathy Dr Slade is the 67 year old husband of a much younger woman, Day short ...

  9. says:

    UP ABOVE THE WORLD 1962 Paul Bowles 1 2.An older couple on vacation are about ready to push on to the next stop when they meet a young man and his presumed mistress They are invited to join them for drinks, and the tourists believe that they have encountered a couple that they can write home about Meeting people on vacation is not rare, but when there seems to be some chemistry involved, the expectations are high But things are not what they seem to be Soon, the tourists take ill and UP ABOVE THE WORLD 1962 Paul Bowles 1 2.An older couple on vacation are about ready to push on to the next stop when they meet a young man and his presumed mistress They are invited to join them for drinks, and the tourists believe that they have encountered a couple that they can write home about Meeting people on vacation is not rare, but when there seems to be some chemistry involved, the expectations are high But things are not what they seem to be Soon, the tourists take ill and are looked after by the young couple, but the couple is still shrouded in mystery Paul Bowles usually examines the interactions that take place at the intersection of two cultures In this eerie story, the border he is focusing on comprises good and evil Reading this novel, I was drawn into the relationship between the two sets of people, and, for a long ...

  10. says:

    There s one marvelous fever dream scene that has to be read to be believed but otherwise Bowles lost me on this one.

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