Levi Asher • November 19th, 1999
The novelist Paul Bowles
has died of a heart attack at the age of 88. He had earlier
this month been taken to a hospital in Tangier
where he had lived since 1947. Paul Bowles, an elegant expatriate with a refreshing tolerance for human differences and frailties, was a friend and inspiration to many of the younger Beat writers, like William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, who followed his direction in finding an oasis from overbearing Western civilization in Tangier.