A Tawdry Place of Salvation: The Art of Jane Bowles
- Publish Date: 1997-07-15
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Dr. Jennie Skerl Ph.D.
Through these essayswhich deal with Bowless published as well as her unpublished workSkerl seeks to generate serious critical attention for an important but neglected female experimental writer of the mid-twentieth century and to celebrate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 Bowless fiction and drama from a wide variety of critical perspectives. All of these essays are unpublished and written for this volume.