A Life. USA 2004, 411 pp., hardback, € 31.30Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Paul Bowles - novelist, composer, expatriate, rebel, and bisexual - grew up in Jamaica, N.Y., a precocious child who could read and was writing stories by an early age. At 18, he embarked on an artistic journey that led him all over the world. Bowles entered the vibrant art and literary world of the late 1920s as a poet and composer. He was a friend of Gertrude Stein, W.H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg, Stephen Spender and Christopher Isherwood (who named his character Sally Bowles after him). It is Bowles's flamboyant life that most fascinates people - his friendships, his appetites, his controversial marriage, his leftist politics, his voluntary exile to Morocco, and his stature as a countercultural and gay icon.