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PAUL BOWLES AT 80


Early Work

1
"Spire Song," in transition (Paris), No. 12 (March 1928). Except for contributions to his high school newspaper, The Oracle, this poem represents Bowles's first published writing.

2
"Blessed Be the Meek," in Tambour (Paris), No. 4 (September 1929). Number 134 of 200 numbered copies.

3
"June-Twelve-Dirge," in Readies for Bob Brown's Machine. Cagnes-sur-Mer (A.-M.): Roving Eye Press, 1931.

4
"Hymn" and "America," in Tambour (Paris), No. 6 (February 1930). Number 108 of 250 numbered copies.


5
Paul Bowles to Richard Johns, typed letter signed, July 17, [1930], 1 p. Bowles recounts his discontent with life in the United States and notes "I fear I shall be a pale expatriate."

Bowles to Johns, Jul [1930]

Paul Bowles to Richard Johns, July 17, [1930].


6

Edouard Roditi, "For Paul Frederic Bowles." Autograph manuscript, 1931, 1 p. Poem submitted to Richard Johns for publication in Pagany.

7
"Extract," in Pagany (Boston), No. 4 (Fall 1930).

8
"Delicate Song," in transition (Paris), Nos. 19/20 (June 1930).

9
Paul Bowles to Charles Henri Ford, autograph letter signed, [ca. February 1935], 2 pp. Ford has written a letter to his mother on the versos of these sheets; on one of these he states "This is the back of a recent letter from Paul Bowles--he's been writing music for the movies."

 



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