Paul Bowles letters to Irving Stettner

Summary

Creator: Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999
Date(s): 1979, 1988
Call Number: MSS 0099, F0926
Language: Materials entirely in English.
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.
Physical Description: 2 items (2 pages)
Source: Purchases, October 2012 and May 2013.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, January 2013. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

Paul Bowles (1910-1999)

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.

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 (1922-2004)

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

"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.

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Shelving Summary

Box 63, F0926: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0099, F0926, Paul Bowles letters to Irving Stettner, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 0163 Paul Bowles papers.

MSS 0164 Paul Bowles collection.

MSS 0165 Christopher Sawyer-Lau├žanno papers related to Paul Bowles.

MSS 0323 Paul Bowles letters to William Saroyan.

MSS 0324 Paul Bowles letters to John Martin.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Paul Bowles typed and signed letter to Irving Stettner, 1979 August 25 Box 63, F0926
Paul Bowles typed and signed letter to Irving Stettner, 1988 June 25 Box 63, F0926

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