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The Authorized Paul Bowles Web Site (www.PaulBowles.org) is the official Web site for the Estate of Paul Bowles and Jane Bowles. It is authorized by the literary heir of the Estate of Paul Bowles and Jane Bowles and the musical heir of the Estate of Paul Bowles. The site's primary purpose is to disseminate accurate information on Paul Bowles and Jane Bowles and to promote their works. This Web site is updated continuously.

Copying, use, alteration, editing or publication of any texts, pages and photographs from this site (and use of texts of Paul Bowles or Jane Bowles not on this site), without specific advance written permission from the estate, agent or other copyright holders is strictly prohibited under these terms of use. Unless otherwise indicated, the photographs and texts on this site are primarily under the copyright of the Estate of Paul Bowles and Jane Bowles and PaulBowles.org.


Requests for Permission to Quote Texts, Publication Rights for Works or Letters

of Paul Bowles or Jane Bowles, or Film Rights

For information on copyright and quotation permissions for texts of Paul Bowles's or Jane Bowles's written works, letters, published or unpublished, or for film rights (movie or cinema) information, send an E-mail to the agent, Mia Vitale, at The Wylie Agency in New York, who represents the literary heir of the Estate of Paul Bowles and Jane Bowles at: mvitale@wylieagency.com to request such permission. Please include all of the following information, the absence of any of which may severely delay any request:

Title of the work for which you seek permission
Copyright date
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Exact pages or short quote of excerpt, if applicable
Description of publication / reason for permission (Please be specific.)
Territory or Country
Proposed Fee
Your address, telephone, fax number and E-mail


Information on Paul Bowles' Music and Musical Scores

For information on music composed by Paul Bowles, or to obtain scores of Paul Bowles's musical works, send an E-mail directly to the musical heir of the Estate of Paul Bowles, Irene Herrmann, at: herrmann@ucsc.edu.


Scope of Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions apply to your use of this site. Unless otherwise stated, these terms and conditions do not apply to your use of any affiliated or unaffiliated third-party sites to which this site may link. 



All care has been taken by the webmaster of this site to use only photographs with the approval of copyright owners; however, if any photograph has inadvertently been used without permission, it will be immediately removed, regardless as to the length of time it has been on this site, upon notification in writing to the Webmaster. In such a case, no fee will be paid. If any photograph on this Web site has an incorrect attribution, caption or copyright information, please send an E-mail to the Webmaster and it will be corrected or added.


Regarding Information on Facebook, MySpace, Blogs and Other Sites

Please be aware that there are no "official" Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and similar Internet social networking Web sites for Paul Bowles or Jane Bowles, and we do not and cannot vouch for any information contained on those Web sites, pages or media. And because of the random nature of information and speculative comments on various blogs, we do not recommend using blogs or online encyclopedias, particularly Wikipedia pages that can be randomly edited by anyone or vandalized, as primary sources of information on Jane Bowles and Paul Bowles. We hope and prefer that you will use www.paulbowles.org for any link and reference to Paul Bowles and/or Jane Bowles, and we thank you for doing this.


Copyright and Trademark Information

The contents of this site are protected by copyright, trademark and other such laws and are the property of PaulBowles.org, the Estate of Paul Bowles and Jane Bowles, and any and all other copyright and trademark owners.  You may access the materials located on this site only for your personal use.  Under no circumstances may you change or delete any author attribution, signature, trademark, legend or copyright notice.  When you download copyrighted material, texts or photographs, you do not obtain any ownership or other rights in that material.  You may not in any way represent yourself or your own Web site(s) as connected in any way with PaulBowles.org and the Estate of Paul Bowles and Jane Bowles through the use of the intellectual property of PaulBowles.org, the heirs of The Estate of Paul Bowles and Jane Bowles, or other copyright owners of photographs or texts herein, unless you are legally authorized to do so by the heirs of the Estate of Paul Bowles and Jane Bowles.

The Fair Use provision (Section 107) in the Copyright Act, Title 17 of the United States Code does not mean that you may publish, distribute (electronically) or use entire or substantial or lengthy excerpts of stories, articles, chapters, music and other writings that are under copyright by the estate of Paul Bowles or Jane Bowles. In all instances, you must first obtain advance written permission for use and publication from the estate. According to the U.S. Copyright Office, merely acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission. Always get permission from the copyright owner before using copyrighted material.

This site contains materials and images protected under United States and other copyright laws. Your ability to access an image on this site does not entitle you to use or other publish that image. You may not download, transfer, publish, distribute and/or exploit any image on this site in any way, nor may you include any image from this site in any publication, Web site or computer network. Except for minor color correction or cropping, you may not modify or alter any visible marks on any image, or disassemble, reverse engineer, or decompile any image after receiving advance written approval by us for such use. In particular, no images or parts of images on this site will be approved for use as a trademark or service mark; use in any pornographic, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful manner is prohibited.

Except as stated above, without our prior written permission you may not otherwise modify, copy, publish, display, transmit (either electronically, mechanically, by photocopying, by recording device, or otherwise), adapt or in any way exploit the content of this site.  To seek our permission, please E-mail the webmaster. You may also be required to obtain permission from individual copyright holders of articles and photographs on this Web site. 



Please Link to the Official Paul Bowles and Jane Bowles Web site


When you link to us, please make sure that you link to the official Paul Bowles site, making sure the dot ORG is at the end: The Authorized Paul Bowles Web Site, http://www.PaulBowles.org, established and authorized by the heirs of the estate of Paul Bowles and Jane Bowles.



The official Jane Bowles Web site is: http://www.PaulBowles.org/janebowles.html.


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We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, for the contents of and the goods and services provided by affiliated third-party retailers to which this site links. In particular, we do not warrant any method of payment encryption or other security measure employed by an affiliated third-party retailer. Any question, complaint, or claim with respect to the terms and conditions of use, the privacy policy, or the security policy of an affiliated third-party retailer site, or the quality of goods sold by such a site, should be directed to that site's administrator or webmaster and not to PaulBowles.org. You expressly agree that PaulBowles.org is not responsible or liable to any person or entity for any loss, foreseeable or unforeseeable damage (whether actual, consequential, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or otherwise), injury or claim of any kind or character based upon or resulting from the use of any affiliated third-party retailer site. 



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