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Full Name: Paul Bowles
Biography:
(1910-1999) Novelist, writer, poet, composer, writer. Paul Frederic Bowles was born in Queens, New York. He published at 17, and abandoned college. In 1929, he began his life of travels with a trip to Paris, where he hoped to establish himself as a real poet. Gertrude Stein told him he wasn't a real poet, he agreed with her, and turned his studies to music. In 1947, he moved to Tangier, Morocco. His fiction often traces the psychic disintegration of civilized men when faced with a primitive environment. He spent childhood summers in Glenora, New York on the shore of Seneca Lake. He lived on Staten Island with his wife, Jane Bowles.
Author's Timeline:
1910 Queens County
Paul Frederic Bowles was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York, in 1910. 
1999 (Unknown) County
Paul Bowles died in Tangiers, Morocco in 1999. 
1999 Yates County
Bowles is buried in Lakemont Cemetery in Lakemont, New York. 
1950 (Unknown) County
The Delicate Prey
Short story collection. 
1967 (Unknown) County
The Time of Friendship
Short story collection. 
1949 (Unknown) County
The Sheltering Sky
Novel. 
1966 (Unknown) County
Up Above the World
Novel. 
1955 (Unknown) County
The Spider's House
Novel. 
1964 (Unknown) County
A Life Full of Holes
 
1972 (Unknown) County
Without Stopping
Autobiography. 
1952 (Unknown) County
Let It Come Down
Novel. 
1991 (Unknown) County
Too Far From Home
Novel. 
1988 (Unknown) County
Unwelcome Words: Seven Stories
Short Story collection. 
? Yates County
Bowles spent childhood summers in Glenora, New York on the shore of Seneca Lake. 
? Richmond County
Bowles lived in Staten Island, New York, with his wife, Jane Bowles. 
? New York County
Bowles lived in New York City. 

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