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"Carr deeply mines Bowles' childhood and early years as a spokesman for non-Western music; her account of his initial success as a novelist (The Sheltering Sky, inspired by Jane's writing) moves blithely and is chock-full of encounters with famous musicians and belletrists. . . Nonanalytical and nonjudgmental, very much the way Bowles would have wanted it."--<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>
Virginia Spencer Carr is the acclaimed biographer of Carson McCullers and John Dos Passos. She holds the John B. and Elena Díaz-Versón Amos Distinguished Chair in English at Georgia State University. She lives in Atlanta.