April 19, 2023
This is not about Paul Bowles, but I was thinking of you last night when I watched "Jane by Charlotte". Have you seen it . . . it's on Mubi. Don't have your email.
Thanks Tosh, as you know I’m a big fan of Paul Bowles. His cultural reach is large, his music is wonderful and his books incredible. There’s also a book of collected letters that’s particularly interesting. They show a somewhat vulnerable side to him. I think it was Virgil Thomson who said about his autobiography “Without Stopping” should have been titled “Without Telling.”
Hi Tosh, Have you read "Without Stopping"? It gets into his music criticism and composition quite a bit, which I found particularly fascinating. He was one weird cold cat, I'll say that!