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A Tawdry Place of Salvation: The Art of Jane Bowles
by Jennie Skerl
Southern Illinois University Press, 1997
eISBN: 978-0-8093-8239-2 | Cloth: 978-0-8093-2100-1
Library of Congress Classification PS3552.O837Z89 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 818.5409


Through these essays—which deal with Bowles’s published as well as her unpublished work—Skerl seeks to generate serious critical attention for an important but neglected female experimental writer of the mid-twentieth century and to celebrate her originality, power, and craft.

Based in disciplines and theoretical approaches that range from feminist criticism to Middle Eastern studies, from postmodernism to queer theory, and from Victorianism to the Beat Generation, the essayists naturally approach Bowles’s fiction and drama from a wide variety of critical perspectives. All of these essays are unpublished and written for this volume.

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