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Name: Paul Frederic Bowles                                                         
Born: December 30, 1910                                                             
Died: November 18, 1999                                                             
Paul Frederic Bowles (December 30, 1910 - November 18, 1999) was an American       
composer, author, and traveler.                                                     
Paul Bowles was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York City to Rena                     
and Claude Dietz Bowles, a dentist. He spent his childhood at 108 Hardenbrook       
Avenue, then 207 De Grauw Avenue, and later 34 Terrace Avenue. His mother read     
Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe to him as a child, and Bowles made         
notebooks of writing and drawing throughout his childhood. One of these, a comic   
strip called "Bluey," was later published.