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Vanishing World of Letters -Paul Bowles

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Paul Frederic Bowles, author and composer December 30, 1910 - November 18, 1999 A tributes page Paul Bowles died in Tangiers on November 18, 1999, reportedly of a heart attack.

Under the headline 'Paul Bowles dies under Morocco's sheltering sky', The Guardian newspaper (UK) reported his death and provided a full-page obituary by Gary Pulsifer. The report described him as 'a byword for individuality and one of the last links to a vanishing world of letters'.

'The Sheltering Sky' was listed at number 97 in a recent poll of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, and the documentary of his life, 'Let it come down', was shortlisted for the 1999 Emmy awards.