Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles

199875 mins

One of the most cryptic specialists of the twentieth century, author, writer and vagabond Paul Bowles (1910-1999) is profiled by a movie producer who has been fixated on his virtuoso since age nineteen. Set against the sensational scene of North Africa, the secret of Bowles (celebrated creator of The Sheltering Sky) starts to disentangle in Jennifer Baichwal’s lovely and dropping Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles. Uncommon, open meetings with the hermitic Bowles-at home in Tangier, just as in New York during an exceptional last get-together with Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs-are intercut with clashing perspectives on his allies and doubters. At the time in his mid-eighties, Bowles talks with exceptional authenticity about his work, his disputable private life and his associations with Gertrude Stein, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, the Beats, and his better half and individual creator Jane Bowles.

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