Paul Bowles, A Life , by Virginia Spencer Carr. Scribner, 409 pages, $35.
There are two reasons why people should care about Paul Bowles, the writer and composer who died five years ago in Morocco. He wrote The Sheltering Sky , a masterpiece of alienation that tracks a threesome headed into the North Read More
My friend, my
reader. Slippery streets. Gray skies, mufflers pulled tight, boots stained by
salt and mud. Despite the solstice, darkness still falls in the early
afternoon, shrouding the lampposts, the fire hydrants, the no-parking signs. On
Broadway the fluorescent tubes in the corner deli are dead-eyed white, like
they are in a hospital corridor, Read More
Sartorial ineptitude is rife among wealthy older men in the Hamptons– and nobody seems to care !
They are the hideously rich dinosaurs whom time and style forgot; they missed out on the liberating stylefest of the 1960′s (they were at the office), and now they are too busy to know or care about the Read More
The fax from Virginia Spencer Carr, Paul Bowles’ friend and biographer, directed me to an apartment house on Rue Kostalyani and warned that few cab drivers in Tangier would know how to find it. Mine didn’t. But after stopping twice to get directions, he dropped my wife and me, at dusk on a Saturday last Read More