The Spider's House
LITERATURE 2006 PAPER 406 PAGES
Set in Fez during a 1954 nationalist uprising, this richly descriptive novel may be the most evocative of Paul Bowles' many novels and stories set in Morocco. Simultaneously poetic and political, Bowles teases out the complexities of independence, focusing on issues of post-colonialism, Westernization and Moroccan identity. First published in 1955.