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  The Sheltering Sky American novelist and short-story writer, poet, translator, classical music composer, and filmscorer Paul Bowles has lived as an expatriate for more than 40 years in the North African nation of Morocco, a country that reaches into the vast and inhospitable Sahara Desert. The desert is itself a... Read more

  The Spider's House I read this book because I had read Paul Bowles' "The Sheltering Sky" and I found his style of writing to be poetic and enchanting. I am glad I read it because of the open and complex portrayal it gave of a culture often misunderstood by Americans. Paul Bowles should be considered a... Read more

  The Delicate Prey : And Other Stories Paul Bowles once said that a story should remain taut throughout, like a piece of string. That tense, stretched tone is the key to this collection of 17 eerie tales by the author best known for The Sheltering Sky. The Delicate Prey is dedicated: "For my mother, who first read me the stories of... Read more

  Without Stopping: An Autobiography Well worth reading if you're a fan of Bowles. Slow and mysteriously vaporous, like much of his fiction. Full of subtle insights (both intended and unintended) into his mind and his writing. Read more

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Bowles Is Back: A Guru Receives Homage in Atlanta

By Carol Ardman;

THE Paul Bowles mystique doesn't touch everyone, but it has a long reach. America's most eminent expatriate writer and resident of Tangier brought his mystique with him on his first visit to the United States in nearly 30 years. He went to Atlanta in mid-May to receive a medical checkup. He agreed to revisit the country where he was born in 1910 on the condition that he bypass New York. "I used to love it. It was a wonderful city in the 20's," he said.

The first enthusiast to make the pilgrimage to Georgia, the "Empire State of the South," to pay his respects was Daniel Halpern, co-founder with Mr. Bowles of Antaeus magazine and the Ecco Press. The composer Ben Yarmolinsky followed soon after. Millicent Dillon, biographer of both Paul and Jane Bowles, flew in from San Francisco. Then Regina Weinreich, who has written about the Beat Generation, arrived and showed her documentary film, "Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider." ... [more]


**Top Online Resource

The Authorized Paul Bowles Web Site - Includes a biography, information about his novels and much more. A must-visit web site if you are researching Paul Bowles!

Paul Bowles - Brief biography with links to related sites.
Sawyer-Laucanno Interview - by Robert Couteau

A Visit with Paul Bowles (1910-1999) - By Annette Solyst.

Let it Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles - Information on the film by Jennifer Baichwal.

Paul Bowles, expatriate wrote 'Sheltering Sky' - Obituary in The Record Online.

University of Delaware: Paul Bowles Papers - Archival finding aid for Paul Bowles Papers.

Distant Episode - in memory of Paul Bowles 1910-1999

Movie Review: Let It Come Down: The Life Of Paul Bowles - In Magazine.

Paul Bowles, American Writer and Composer - A site with information about his life, his books, and his music. Also information about related films and some related links.

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