One Hundred Camels in the Courtyard
By (author) Paul Bowles
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One Hundred Camels in the Courtyard by Paul Bowles
Book DescriptionThese are four tales of contemporary life in a land where cannabis, rather than alcohol, customarily provides a way out of the phenomenological world. Thus, of the men in these stories, Salam uses suggestions supplied by smoking kif to rid himself of a possible enemy. He of the Assembly catches himself up in the mesh of his own kif-dream and begins to act it out in reality; Idir's victory over Lahcen is the classical story of the kif-smoker's ability to outwit the drinker. Driss the soldier, with aid of kif, proves the existence of magic to his enlightened superior officer. For all of them the kif-pipe is the means to attaining a state of communication not only with others but above all with themselves. "His work is art. At his best Paul Bowles has no peer." Time "[W]riters and artists such as Williams, Jack Kerouac, Francis Bacon, Christopher Isherwood, Truman Capote, William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg to Tangier. . .sought Bowles as an oracle, a writer whose work demonstrated its author as an original who saw farther, deeper, and clearer, and who refused to flinch."-- The Australian Paul Bowles (1910-1999) was an expatriate composer, author, and translator. His other famous literary works include The Sheltering Sky , Travels: Collected Writings 1950-1993 , and Without Stopping "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872860025
(215mm x 140mm x 8mm)
Imprint: City Lights Books
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1967
Country of Publication: United States
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Three works by America's great writer-in-exile are gathered in this annotatedcollector's edition, the companion to "Collected Stories and Later Writings."
Sheltering Sky, Paperback / softback (September 2014)
This 50th anniversary edition of "The Sheltering Sky", one of the great novels of the 20th century, features an original review of the book by Tennessee Williams. "Stands head and shoulders above most other novels published in English since World War II".--"New Republic".
International Trade and Neoliberal Globalism, Paperback (June 2014)» View all books by Paul Bowles
This comparative volume uses a well-established centre-periphery model (from world-systems theory and dependency theory) to study free-trade agreements, focusing on countries with comparable locations within global capitalism.
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