Iconoclast of the Tangerinos- American and European expatriates centered in Tangiers, Morocco, Bowles was also a part of Gertrude Stein's ex-patriate circle in France. Though gay he married bisexual author Jane Bowles.
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Bowles thought of himself primarily as a composer, consequently he rarely discussed his literary works. His novels and specially short stories are of underestimated value even today. One of his critics says 'Bowles is famous only among the famous.' Novels: The Sheltering Sky
Up Above the World Let It Come Down The Spider's HouseAnd a great number of excellent short stories.