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Paul Bowles letters to Irving Stettner

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0099-F0926

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.

Dates

  • Creation: 1979, 1988

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, http://library.udel.edu/spec/askspec/

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.



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.

"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).

Extent

2 item (2 pages)

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.

Source

Purchases, October 2012 and May 2013.

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.

Shelving Summary

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

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, January 2013. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

Title
Finding aid for Paul Bowles letters to Irving Stettner
Status
Completed
Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Date
2013 August 30
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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