A Little Original Sin: The Life and Work of Jane Bowles

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Tennessee Williams called Jane Bowles "the most important writer of prose fiction in modern American letters." John Ashbery said she was "one of the finest modern writers of fiction in any language," consistently producing "the surprise that is the one essential ingredient of great art." Here, available again, is the only biography of this powerful writer.

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Millicent Dillon is a novelist and a biographer. She is the author of You Are Not I: A Portrait of Paul Bowles and other works including The Dance of the Mothers and After Egypt: Isadora Duncan and Mary Cassatt. She lives in San Francisco.

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"A thorough biography of Jane Bowles, a book that never cheaply psychoanalyzes its subject but rather presents the woman and her work with sensitivity and admiration. . . . Grim as [Jane Bowles's] personal story may be, the luminous pages she left behind comprise some of the best American fiction we have. She is far more genuine and original than many other more celebrated writers. Among American women writers she must rank in the small, select company of Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Willa Cather, and Jean Stafford."--Edmund White, "Chicago Tribune

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