Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Paul Bowles by Virginia Spencer Carr

Later Gore Vidal suggested that Spencer Carr postpone her work in order to write a life of Paul Bowles instead. Following an offer of 'no strings attached' cooperation from Bowles and a new two-book contract from her US publisher, she began to write. Twelve years and thirteen trips to Morocco later, Carr has delivered a biography that she was able to read aloud to Bowles shortly before his death. Gathering a wealth of information about Bowles's youth, his writing, his music, his marriage with Jane Bowles and his sexual relationships, this compelling and erudite biography is the definitive account of an extraordinary life. Paul Bowles was born in 1910. He grew up in New York and at a young age embarked upon an artistic journey all over the world. He studied music with composer Aaron Copland, befriended a generation of artists including Gertrude Stein, Allen Ginsberg and W.H. Auden, and married the writer Jane Auer (later known as Jane Bowles). He composed music for plays and films, wrote poetry, short stories and novels including The Sheltering Sky. He captured the imaginations of American counter-culturalists when he took up residence in Morocco where he remained until his death in 1999. His writings are today recognized as some of the most original and powerful of the twentieth century.

Buy Paul Bowles by Virginia Spencer Carr from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780720612547
ISBN-10: 0720612543
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Peter Owen Publishers
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Paul Bowles by Virginia Spencer Carr

Book Reviews - Paul Bowles by Virginia Spencer Carr

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Paul Bowles book by Virginia Spencer Carr and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Virginia Spencer Carr

Virginia Spencer Carr holds the Chair in English at Georgia State University. She is the author of acclaimed biographies of Carson McCullers, The Lonely Hunter (Doubleday, 1975), and John Dos Passos, Doss Passos: A Life (Doubleday, 1984). A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she lives in Atlanta USA.

Books By Virginia Spencer Carr

Paul Bowles by Virginia Spencer Carr
Paperback, January 2009
Lonely Hunter by Virginia Spencer Carr
Paperback, June 2003
Dos Passos by Virginia Spencer Carr
Paperback, March 2004
Flowering Judas by Virginia Spencer Carr
Paperback, September 1993