Jane Bowles
Novelist, playwright
Jane Bowles
Jane Bowles was an American writer and playwright.
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Columbia Heights “America's Most Literary Street” - Brooklyn Heights Blog (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The famous “February House”, home for a time to WH Auden, Paul and Jane Bowles, Carson McCullers, and renowned novelist Gypsy Rose Lee, was just a few doors off Columbia Heights on Middagh Street. Can you name any others?
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES; In the Fast Company Of Women on the Edge
NYTimes - over 5 years
A BOOK OF SECRETS Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers By Michael Holroyd Illustrated. 258 pages. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $26. There's a small, nearly perfect comic moment not far into Michael Holroyd's new book, ''A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers,'' when this esteemed biographer, now in his 70s, describes being locked
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In the Fast Company of Women on the Edge - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
... is among Mr. Holroyd's missions in “A Book of Secrets” to revive interest in her novels, which he deeply admires, agreeing with the critic Lorna Sage that they should be discussed alongside those of Edith Wharton, Christina Stead and Jane Bowles
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From Muriel Spark to Yoko Ono, Peter Owen relives a life in publishing - Herald Scotland
Google News - over 5 years
Among the many other great writers and artists Owen has known and published are Henry Miller, Lenny Bruce, ee cummings, Anna Kavan, Gertrude Stein, Mervyn Peake, Mark Chagall, Salvador Dali, Yoko Ono, Paul and Jane Bowles, Jean Paul Sartre, Santayana,
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Paul Bowles, cien camellos en el patio - Rebelión
Google News - over 5 years
Jane Bowles, como se llamará siempre a partir de su boda, sigue a su marido en su existencia errante. Tiene también inquietudes literarias. Los paisajes de Panamá le sirven a Jane para escribir Dos damas muy serias (en el original, Two serious ladies,
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Silvia Grijalba - RTVE
Google News - over 5 years
Esta novela podría estar en la onda de Jane Austen, las hermanas Bronte, Thomas Hardy o Los Restos del Día de Ishiguro, pero también me encanta Thomas Mann, Nick Hornby, Hanif Kureishi, Jane Bowles... qué bonita la propuesta de tu novela
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And Staten Island, too: A short history of B'way ties - SILive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Playwright Jane Bowles used an old South Shore farmhouse as the model for setting of “In the Summer House” which played on Broadway in 1953. Bowles was married to composer/novelist Paul Bowles. She had rented the place as a writers' retreat
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Cassia - Al Teatro Patologico il mondo dei burattini australiani - Vigna Clara Blog (Blog)
Google News - over 5 years
L'opera trae ispirazione da un'opera dello scrittore d'avanguardia americana Jane Bowles composta nel 1940. Lo scritto di Bowles è uno studio intenso sui desideri contrastanti di salvezza e di libertà che ci accompagnano all'interno di ogni nostra
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PHotoEspaña, face à face - Libération
Google News - over 5 years
Il témoigne une affection à son pays d'accueil (il est né en Equateur), cette toute jeune république qui avait fait rêver Jane Bowles. Des beaux gosses du club de cricket à Clara Gonzàlez, ardente féministe, de la reine du carnaval aux immigrants
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Les femmes borderline et désaxées de Jane Bowles - Les Inrocks
Google News - over 5 years
Figure trop méconnue des lettres américaines des années 1940, l'extravagante Jane Bowles a créé un univers littéraire peuplé de femmes à son image : imprévisible. Femme de. Pendant longtemps, on a cantonné Jane Bowles, considérée pourtant par Tennessee
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Sportsheets nominated for ETO Awards - AVN News (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
“I remember vividly the excitement and enthusiasm that the Door Jam Sex Sling garnered during its debut at Erotica last November,” said Jane Bowles of Creative Conceptions, Sportsheets' EU brand partner. “The response was so overwhelming that we formed
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Sobre tranvías y deseos - Diario El País
Google News - almost 6 years
Los escritores favoritos de Tennessee Williams fueron Chéjov, García Lorca y Jane Bowles. Cuando Williams se estableció en Key West hizo muchas cosas, como ponerse una peluca y hacerse pasar por su hermana Rose. Pero también instaló en el jardín un
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Hayal haritaları Mustafa Kutlu - 8sutun
Google News - almost 6 years
Efendim astrolog Jane Bowles "Meditations For Women Who Spend too Munch" (Çok harcayan kadınlar için meditasyon) adlı kitabında, burçların alışveriş alışkanlıklarını inceliyormuş. Yazıda 12 burca mensup olanların alışkanlıkları yer alıyor
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Spare Times
NYTimes - almost 6 years
Around Town Museums and Sites Alice Austen House (Saturday) The discussion ''20th Century Women in the Arts: Alice Austen and Jacques Marchais'' will focus on these two noted women associated with cultural institutions on Staten Island: the photographer Alice Austen (Alice Austen House) and the art collector Jacques Marchais (Jacques Marchais
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BOOKS; Trusting In the Sheltering Sky, Even When It Scorched
NYTimes - over 7 years
Paul Bowles's first and best novel, ''The Sheltering Sky,'' published 60 years ago this fall, was a book few saw coming. Its author was better known as a composer. Doubleday, the publisher that had paid Bowles an advance, rejected the manuscript, telling him it was not a novel. ''If it isn't a novel,'' Bowles said angrily, ''I don't know what it
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The Listings
NYTimes - over 8 years
DANCE Full reviews of recent performances: nytimes.com/dance. BALLET HISPANICO (Tuesday through Thursday) Tina Ramirez, who founded the company in 1970 and is stepping down this season as artistic director, has assembled a rich repertory that includes the premieres of Carlos Sierra Lopez's ''Destino Incierto,'' inspired by ''Carmen,'' and Jean
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DANCE REVIEW | BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY; Wandering the World In Search of Herself
NYTimes - over 8 years
From the start of ''A Quarreling Pair,'' which opened on Tuesday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, you feel that you have been plunged deep inside a private world. This is partly because its source material, a short puppet play from 1945 by Jane Bowles, depicts a suffocating, insular relationship between two sisters. But it is
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Dance
NYTimes - over 8 years
DANCE Full reviews of recent performances: nytimes.com/dance. BALLET NY (Friday through Sunday) This little company, led by Judith Fugate and Medhi Bahiri, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with many premieres and favorites, including Thaddeus Davis's ''Majestic Days and Fervent Nights'' (a New York premiere) and Lisa de Ribere's ''Manny's
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jane Bowles
    FIFTIES
  • 1973
    Age 56
    Her health continued to decline, despite various treatments in England and the United States, until she had to be admitted to a clinic in Málaga, Spain, where she died in 1973.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1953
    Age 36
    The Broadway play opened at the Playhouse theatre December 29, 1953 with music by Paul Bowles, her husband.
    More Details Hide Details Ran for 2 months 1953- 1954 with mixed reviews and low attendance(New York times). Around 1963, the play was revived. The play was revived in 1993 At the Vivian Beaumont Theater with incidental music by Philip Glass. In 1994, the reveal was nominated for outstand director of a play, set design, supporting actress, JoAnne Akalaitis, George Tsypin, Frances Conroy, respectively (playbill) The overarching plot is the comparison of an overbearing mother and gentle daughter and gentle daughter and an overbearing daughter. The plot is driven by character interaction and not action. Begins with a monolog by Ms. Gertude Eastman Cuevas, an isolated widow from southern Californian who marries a rich Mexican (with a singing and dancing comrades), who is oppressive towards her daughter teen age daughter. The other widows Ms. Constable and her challenging daughter. The daughters are both unstable. Miss Cueva has a suitor which makes the mother feel like she needs to be more overbearing. The first act closes on Ms. Cuevas and her new husband reading newspaper silently. The second act occurs in a restaurant named The Lobster Bowl and uses intensive food imagery. There were a lot of drunk scenes. Her complex relationship with her mother could have been inspiration for the plot
    Jane Bowles wrote the play In The Summer House, which was performed on Broadway in 1953 to mixed reviews.
    More Details Hide Details Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and John Ashbery all highly praised her work. The Summer House was her only full-length play. It was first performed in 1951 in the Hedgerow Theater in Moylan, Pa (blogspot).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1947
    Age 30
    The Bowleses lived in New York until 1947, when Paul moved to Tangier, Morocco; Jane followed him in 1948.
    More Details Hide Details While in Morocco, Jane had an intense and complicated relationship with a Moroccan woman named Cherifa. She also had a close relationship with torch singer Libby Holman.
  • 1943
    Age 26
    In 1943 her novel Two Serious Ladies was published.
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  • 1938
    Age 21
    She married composer and writer Paul Bowles in 1938.
    More Details Hide Details The location of the honeymoon inspired her the setting for her novel Two Serious Ladies
  • TEENAGE
  • 1937
    Age 20
    Bowles had a strange love life. In 1937, she met Paul Bowles and in following year (1938), they were married and went to a honeymoon in Central America.
    More Details Hide Details She visited lesbian bars while they traveled to gather in Paris. The marriage was a sexual marriage for about a year and a half. After the initial year, Jane and Paul lived separate sexual lives. They both were bisexual writers, and mainly preferred to have sex with their own kinds. They were far from hiding their sexuality and marriage allowed them to express it. After this, Jane and Paul went to Mexico where Jane later met Helvetia Perkins, who became her lover.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Age 0
    Born into a Jewish family in New York City on February 22, 1917 to Sydney Auer (father) and Claire Stajer (mother), Jane Bowles spent her childhood in Woodmere, New York, on Long Island.
    More Details Hide Details She developed tuberculous arthritis of the knee as a teenager, and her mother took her to Switzerland for treatment, where she attended boarding school. At this point in her life, she developed a passion for literature coupled with insecurities. As a teenager she returned to New York, where she gravitated to the intellectual bohemia of Greenwich Village.
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