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|Named Person:||Paul Bowles; Paul (Schriftsteller) Bowles; Paul Bowles|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Paul Bowles; Jeffrey Miller
|ISBN:||0374185107 9780374185107 0374524599 9780374524593|
|Description:||xx, 604 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Jeffrey Miller.|
ethnographer, and literary critic. From his earliest extant letter, written at the age of four, to his precocious effusions to Aaron Copland and to Gertrude Stein; from his meditations on mescaline as relayed to Ned Rorem, to his intensely moving letters to Jane Bowles during her illness. In Touch fills in the lacunae left by previous biographers and by Bowles's own memoir and journal. Here is Bowles on the genesis of his first novel, The Sheltering Sky; on his distaste.
for Western melodies and his dogged attempts to record indigenous Moroccan music; on the Beats, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, and Tennessee Williams; on the nature and craft of writing; on Bernardo Bertolucci, David Byrne, and Sting; on the decline of America and the challenges of living in North Africa. Gossipy, reflective, enlightening, and always entertaining, In Touch stands as an epistolary autobiography of one of the legendary writers of our time, and a unique.
chronicle of the twentieth-century avant-garde.
- Bowles, Paul, -- 1910-1999 -- Correspondence.
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
- Composers -- United States -- Correspondence.
- Americans -- Morocco -- Correspondence.
- Bowles, Paul (Schriftsteller)
- Bowles, Paul, -- 1910- -- Correspondence.
- Americans -- Correspondence -- Morocco
- Authors, American -- Correspondence -- 20th century
- Bowles, Paul -- Correspondence
- Composers -- Correspondence -- United States