Moroccan Music Collection (Bowles, Paul, collector)
Paul Bowles (1910- ) is an American-born artist who has lived in Morocco since the late 1930s. He has been described as the father of the Beat movement and a prominent figure in the American expatriate community in Tangier, Morocco. A well-known composer, his scores include the incidental music to such plays as Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" and "Sweet Bird of Youth"; he has worked with other artists such as Orson Wells, Elia Kazan, and Salvador Dali. As an author, he is best known for his novels such as The Sheltering Sky, Let It Come Down, and The Spider's House, and for his collections of short stories and travel essays. Extensive travel in Europe, North Africa, and South America provided material for his literary works as well as opportunities to collect folk music. He married novelist Jane Auer (1917-1973) in 1938.