CrowJane Occupies the Darker Ends of Humankind on “Circular Valley”

In Paul Bowles 1950 short story “The Circular Valley” a mute presence Atlajala craves new sensations. It enters various creatures—a moth, a panther, an eel—to feel what they feel, until it consumes man and discovers obsession. Passing through soldiers, priests and all walks of life, it eventually possesses an adulterous woman, whose affair becomes more … Continue reading CrowJane Occupies the Darker Ends of Humankind on “Circular Valley” More