A Public Space: Claire Messud | Jane Bowles
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Two Serious Ladies is the only novel by Jane Bowles, the marvelous and idiosyncratic mid-twentieth century writer also of stories and the play In the Summer House. The novel—a rare American existentialist fiction by a woman writer—tells the stories of Mrs. Copperfield and Miss Goering, two women seeking to live authentically and to find happiness. Compelled by Bowles’s particular combination of humor and pathos, we follow their separate journeys as they stray ever further from home.