Readers who've not yet read Jane Bowles are almost to be envied, like people who've still to read Austen or Mansfield or Woolf, and have all the delight, the literary satisfaction, the shock of classic originality, the revelation of such good writing, still to come.
One of the finest modern writers of fiction in any language.
A thoroughly original mind - a mind at once profoundly witty, genuinely unusual in its apprehensions, and bracingly, humanely true.
A modern legend ... A very funny writer ... with at [her] heart the subtlest comprehension of eccentricity and human apartness.
A dizzyingly original stylist
Bowles is a master of the unforgettable phrase that no one else could have written
The most important writer of prose fiction in modern American letters
Deserves to sit next to Mansfield, Rhys and Woolf