A Little Original Sin: The Life and Work of Jane Bowles

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University of California Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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Tennessee Williams called Jane Bowles "the most important writer of prose fiction in modern American letters." John Ashbery said she was "one of the finest modern writers of fiction in any language," consistently producing "the surprise that is the one essential ingredient of great art." Here, available again, is the only biography of this powerful writer.

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i coveted this book. it took me to the almost invisible paths of a foreign world. Read full review

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A Life worth knowing about. Not easy being the partner of Paul Bowles who glided seamlessly through life with his great erudition, talent and charm, however, Jane might have been an even better writer than her husband in another circumstance? Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Millicent Dillon is a novelist and a biographer. She is the author of You Are Not I: A Portrait of Paul Bowles and other works including The Dance of the Mothers and After Egypt: Isadora Duncan and Mary Cassatt. She lives in San Francisco.

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