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Jane Bowles

Novelist (22-Feb-1917 — 4-May-1973)


Millicent Dillon. A Little Original Sin: The Life and Work of Jane Bowles. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1981. 464pp.

Millicent Dillon (editor). Out in the World: Selected Letters of Jane Bowles, 1935-1970. Black Sparrow Press. 1985. 319pp.

Jennie Skerl (editor). A Tawdry Place of Salvation: The Art of Jane Bowles. Southern Illinois University Press. 1997. 185pp.

Sherill Tippins. February House: The Story of W. H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Jane and Paul Bowles, Benjamin Britten, and Gypsy Rose Lee, Under One Roof In Wartime America. Houghton Mifflin. 2005. 224pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Contemporary Novelists (pp.145-47)

  7. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.90)

  8. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.22)

  9. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.202-04)

  10. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.31)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.81)

  12. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.50)

  13. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.124)

  14. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.130)

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