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Paul Bowles

Paul BowlesAKA Paul Frederic Bowles

Born: 30-Dec-1910
Birthplace: Queens, NY
Died: 18-Nov-1999
Location of death: Tangier, Morocco [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated, Lakemont Cemetery, Lakemont, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [2]
Occupation: Author, Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Sheltering Sky

[1] Italian Hospital, Tangier, Morocco.

[2] "Paul Bowles, U.S. Novelist, Composer, Dead", Ali Bouzerda, Reuters, 18 November 1999: "Theirs was an unorthodox marriage. Both were gay and had significant relationships with others during their marriage." In an undated interview of Bowles by Phillip Ramey, on the Bowles Estate's website, Paul Bowles is asked what he thinks of being "typecast as a gay author." His response is "It is not even relevant to most of my life." No elaboration is given on this hedged answer.

Father: Claude Dietz Bowles (dentist)
Mother: Rena Rennewisser
Jane Bowles (author, m. Feb-1938)

    University: University of Virginia, (dropped out 1929)

    The New York Herald Tribune Music Critic (1942-45)
    Communist Party USA 1939
    Guggenheim Fellowship
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Depression, Marijuana, Typhoid,

    The Sheltering Sky (21-Nov-1990) · Narrator

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Is the subject of books:
An Invisible Spectator: A Biography of Paul Bowles, 1989, BY: Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno
The Dream at the End of the World: Paul Bowles and the Literary Renegades in Tangier, 1992, BY: Michelle Green
Conversations with Paul Bowles, 1993, BY: Gena Dagel Caponi
In Touch: The Letters of Paul Bowles, 1994, BY: Jeffrey Miller

Author of books:
The Sheltering Sky (1947, novel)
Pages from Cold Point (1950)
The Delicate Prey and Other Stories (1950, short stories)
Let It Come Down (1952, novel)
Spider's House (1955, novel)
Up Above The World (1966, novel)
The Time of Friendship (1967, short stories)
Without Stopping (1972, autobiography)
Collected Stories (1979, short stories)
Unwelcome Words (1988)

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