Little Original Sin: Life and Work of Jane Bowles

Little Original Sin: Life and Work of Jane Bowles by Millicent Dillon. 1982 Holt paperback edition, 464 pages. Jane Bowles is best known for her work Two Serious Ladies, inspired by her life with husband Paul Bowles. John Ashbery is quotes in her NYT obituary: "“Jane Bowles is a writer's writer's writer. Few surface literary reputations are as glamorous as the underground one she has enjoyed since her novel, “Two Serious Ladies,” was published in 1943. The extreme rarity of the book, once it went out of print, has augmented’ its legend. When a London publisher wanted to reprint it three years ago [1964], even Mrs. Bowles was unable to supply him with a copy." Here Dillon offers a comprehensive biography.

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"The night before I went to Tangier for the first time, I dreamed that I visited the grave of Jane Bowles."

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