The Collected Works of Jane Bowles. Jane Bowles.
The Collected Works of Jane Bowles
The Collected Works of Jane Bowles
The Collected Works of Jane Bowles
The Collected Works of Jane Bowles
The Collected Works of Jane Bowles

The Collected Works of Jane Bowles

New York, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1966. First American Edition. Hardcover. "Jane Bowles has long had an underground reputation as one of the truly original writers of the last three decades. It is with special pleasure that we make her work available for the first time in its entirety." (from front flap) The definitive collection of writings by Jane Bowles (1917-1973), wife of Paul Bowles & among the most acclaimed avant garde authors (if not nearly as prolific as Paul) in her own right. Famously troubled physically & emotionally to put it mildly, it is actually a miracle that we have as large a literary legacy as here. Including her novel, Two Serious Ladies; play, In the Summer House; & seven short stories under the title of "Plain Pleasures." With an eloquent, informative & most enthusiastic introduction by the great Truman Capote, one of many canonical figures who knew & respected Jane & Paul Bowles. Capote writes: "My only complaint against Mrs. Bowles is not that her work lacks quality, merely quantity. The volume in hand constitutes her entire shelf, so to say. And grateful as we are to have it, one could wish that there was more." (pg. viii) Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first American printing as stated on copyright page. A beautiful production, & an essential Jane Bowles collectible. Book in very fine condition with only very light rubbing & spotting to edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; very slight fading to purple-dyed upper edge of text block; light, sparse spotting to lower edge of same. Interior very fine with previous owner's bookplate affixed to blank front endpaper; otherwise substantially mint. Dust jacket very fine with only slightest wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers, spine & flaps; a few very small-to-tiny spots at lower edge of back cover, upper edge of rear flap. Very Fine / Very fine. [Item #3963]

Price: $75.00

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