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Two Serious Ladies is a book I've read many times with the same curious delight at its absolute oddness. It has been my favourite book for a long time, but I keep giving my copies away to people. It is truly hard to describe, Jane Bowles was the most unique writer, her short stories and this short novel have the ability to infuriate and mystify the reader, eccentric is a word that comes to mind. In writerly terms she does a lot of things wrong and yet gets things so utterly right. I've never known another person who has read her, and I always wish that everybody had.