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Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999.

Paul Bowles letters to Irving Stettner

1979, 1988


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F926


Creator: Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999.


Title: Paul Bowles letters to Irving Stettner


Inclusive Dates: 1979, 1988


Extent: 2 items (2 p.)


Abstract: In these typed letters, American novelist Paul Bowles (1910-1999) thanked American poet and author Irving Stettner (1922-2004), who published writings by Moroccan artist and author Mohammed Mrabet and Paul Bowles in Stroker, for sending a publication and for his recent visit to Tangier.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F926, Paul Bowles letters to Irving Stettner, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 63, F926: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchases, October 2012 and May 2013.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, January 2013.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Notes

Paul Bowles

The American composer and author Paul Frederic Bowles (1910-1999) produced numerous works of fiction, essays, travel writing, poems, autobiographical pieces, and other works.

In 1938, Paul Bowles married the aspiring writer Jane Auer. Inspired by his wife's success and her dedication to writing, Bowles began his own career as an author, eventually surpassing his already successful reputation as a composer.

Irving Stettner

American poet and author Irving Stettner (1922-2004) contributed poems to more than thirty-five magazines in the United States and abroad, was the editor and publisher of Stroker.

Sources:

Miller, Jeffrey. Paul Bowles: A Descriptive Bibliography. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press, 1986.

Sawyer-Laucanno, Christopher. An Invisible Spectator: A Biography of Paul Bowles. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989.

"Irving Stettner." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Gale Biography In Context). http://ic.galegroup.com (accessed January 14, 2013).

Stroker Press. http://www.strokerpress.com (accessed January 14, 2013).


Scope and Content Note

In these typed letters, American novelist Paul Bowles (1910-1999) thanked American poet and author Irving Stettner (1922-2004), who published writings by Moroccan artist and author Mohammed Mrabet and Paul Bowles in Stroker, for sending a publication and for his recent visit to Tangier.

Writing on August 25, 1979, Bowles thanked Stettner for sending a copy of an article from the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, which regarded Henry Miller's unwillingness to provide interviews. Bowles expressed his own reluctance to do interviews, describing it as "sheer agony."

On June 25, 1988, Bowles wrote that an agreement for Mohammed Mrabet's letters may have been reached but, Bowles continued, "I don't ask because it's not my affair." Bowles also mentioned that Stettner had taken some of Mrabet's drawings for consideration by a Lyon gallery.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999--Correspondence.
Mrabet, Mohammed, 1940- --Correspondence.
Topical Terms
Authors, American--History--20th century--Correspondence.
Form/Genre Terms
Correspondence.
Personal Contributors
Stettner, Irving, 1922- , correspondent.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 163 Paul Bowles papers

MSS 164 Paul Bowles collection

MSS 165 Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno papers related to Paul Bowles

MSS 323 Paul Bowles letters to William Saroyan

MSS 324 Paul Bowles letters to John Martin


Detailed Contents List

Paul Bowles typed and signed letter to Irving Stettner, 1979 August 25   [Box 63 F926]

Paul Bowles typed and signed letter to Irving Stettner, 1988 June 25   [Box 63 F926]