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The Resource Collected writings : Two serious ladies ; In the summer house ; Stories & other writings ; Letters, Jane Bowles ; Millicent Dillon, editor

Collected writings : Two serious ladies ; In the summer house ; Stories & other writings ; Letters, Jane Bowles ; Millicent Dillon, editor

Label
Collected writings : Two serious ladies ; In the summer house ; Stories & other writings ; Letters
Title
Collected writings
Title remainder
Two serious ladies ; In the summer house ; Stories & other writings ; Letters
Statement of responsibility
Jane Bowles ; Millicent Dillon, editor
Title variation
Jane Bowles collected writings
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Two serious ladies: A modernist cult-classic, mysterious, profound, anarchic, and funny, and only novel by avant-garde literary star and wife of legendary writer Paul Bowles. Christina Goering and Frieda Copperfield, both upper-class women, embark on separate quests of salvation, ultimately descending into debauchery--Miss Goering becomes involved with various men, and Mrs. Copperfield visits Panama with her husband, where she finds solace among the women who live and work in its brothels. At the end the two women meet again, each transformed by her experience."--Amazon.com
  • In the summer house: The plot of this play is driven by character interactions, comparing two widows and their unstable daughters--Gertrude Eastman Cuevas, an overbearing mother and her gentle daughter Molly, and Mrs. Constable, a gentle mother and her overbearing daughter Vivian. The second act occurs in a restaurant named The Lobster Bowl and uses intensive food imagery
  • In the summer house: Bowles' only full-length play was first performed in 1951 in the Hedgerow Theater in Moylan, Pennsylvania. The Broadway play opened at the Playhouse Theatre December 29, 1953 with music by Paul Bowles, her husband, where it ran for two months to mixed reviews and low attendance. Around 1963, the play was revived. The play was revived again in 1993 At the Vivian Beaumont Theater with incidental music by Philip Glass. A later Washington Shakespeare Company production featured music by Richard Reinfield
Member of
Summary
For her centenary (February 22, 2017), the most complete edition ever published of the brilliant modernist writings and evocative letters of an LGBT pioneer
Character
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10548188
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-1973
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Bowles, Jane
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3503.O837
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
mixed forms
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  • 1917-1973
  • 1917-1973
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  • Dillon, Millicent
  • Bowles, Jane
  • Bowles, Jane
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True
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
288
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bowles, Jane
  • Bowles, Jane
  • Bowles, Jane
  • Rich people
  • Single women
  • Life change events
  • Prostitution
  • Phobias
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Families
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Mothers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Theater
  • Women authors, American
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Families
  • Life change events
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Mothers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Phobias
  • Prostitution
  • Single women
  • Theater
  • Women authors, American
  • New York (State)
  • Panama
Target audience
adult
Label
Collected writings : Two serious ladies ; In the summer house ; Stories & other writings ; Letters, Jane Bowles ; Millicent Dillon, editor
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 769-806) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Two skies
  • A quarreling pair
  • Plain pleasures
  • Camp Cataract
  • A stick of green candy
  • East side : North Africa
  • Scenes and fragments.
  • Señorita Córdoba
  • Looking for Lane
  • Laura and Sally
  • Two serious ladies
  • Going to Massachusetts
  • The children's party
  • Andrew
  • Emmy Moore's journal
  • Friday
  • "Curls and a quiet country face"
  • Lila and Frank
  • The iron table
  • At the Jumping Bean
  • Letters
  • (©1943)
  • Appendix.
  • Everything is nice
  • Chronology
  • Note on the texts
  • In the summer house
  • (©1954)
  • Stories and other writings.
  • A Guatemalan idyll
  • A day in the open
  • Song of an old woman
Control code
ocn949640233
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 815 pages
Isbn
9781598535136
Lccn
2016946085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949640233
Label
Collected writings : Two serious ladies ; In the summer house ; Stories & other writings ; Letters, Jane Bowles ; Millicent Dillon, editor
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 769-806) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Two skies
  • A quarreling pair
  • Plain pleasures
  • Camp Cataract
  • A stick of green candy
  • East side : North Africa
  • Scenes and fragments.
  • Señorita Córdoba
  • Looking for Lane
  • Laura and Sally
  • Two serious ladies
  • Going to Massachusetts
  • The children's party
  • Andrew
  • Emmy Moore's journal
  • Friday
  • "Curls and a quiet country face"
  • Lila and Frank
  • The iron table
  • At the Jumping Bean
  • Letters
  • (©1943)
  • Appendix.
  • Everything is nice
  • Chronology
  • Note on the texts
  • In the summer house
  • (©1954)
  • Stories and other writings.
  • A Guatemalan idyll
  • A day in the open
  • Song of an old woman
Control code
ocn949640233
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 815 pages
Isbn
9781598535136
Lccn
2016946085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949640233

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