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Paul Bowles

Author, Composer (30-Dec-1910 — 18-Nov-1999)


Johannes Willem Bertens. The Fiction of Paul Bowles: The Soul Is the Weariest Part of the Body. Rodopi. 1979.

Paul Bowles. Without Stopping: An Autobiography by Paul Bowles. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1972. 379pp.

Gena Dagel Caponi. Paul Bowles: Romantic Savage. Southern Illinois University Press. 1994.

Gena Dagel Caponi. Paul Bowles. Twayne. 1998. 152pp.

Virginia Spencer Carr. Paul Bowles: A Life. London: Peter Owen. 2005.

Millicent Dillon. You Are Not I: A Portrait of Paul Bowles. University of California Press. 1998. 340pp.

Allen Hibbard. Paul Bowles: A Study of the Short Fiction. Twayne. 1993. 270pp.

Allen Hibbard. Paul Bowles: Magic and Morocco. San Francisco: Cadmus Editions. 2004. 174pp.

Cecil R. McLeod. Paul Bowles: A Checklist, 1929-1969. Apple Tree Press. 1970. 24pp.

Jeffery Miller. Paul Bowles: A Descriptive Bibliography. Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press. 1986. 327pp.

Jeffrey Miller (editor). In Touch: The Letters of Paul Bowles. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux. 1994.

Cherie Nutting. Yesterday's Perfume: An Intimate Memoir of Paul Bowles. New York: Crown Publishing Group. 2000. 240pp.

Richard F. Patteson. A World Outside: The Fiction of Paul Bowles. University of Texas Press. 1987.

Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno. An Invisible Spectator: A Biography of Paul Bowles. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1989. 502pp.

Lawrence D. Stewart. Paul Bowles: The Illumination of North Africa. Southern Illinois University Press. 1974.

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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  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.191)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.32)

  9. Contemporary Novelists (pp.147-50)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.91)

  11. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.23)

  12. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.106)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.128)

  14. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.113)

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

  16. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.121)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.67)

  18. International Who's Who 1960 (p.110)

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

  20. Legends in Their Own Time (p.30)

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