Days (Paperback)

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Between 1987 and 1989, Paul Bowles, at the suggestion of a friend, kept a journal to record the daily events of his life. What emerges is more than just a record of the meals, conversations, and health concerns of the author of The Sheltering Sky, but a fascinating look at an artist at work in a new medium. Characterized by a refreshinng informality, clear-sightedness, and passages of exquisite prose, these pages record with equal fascination the behavior of an itinerant spider, a brutal episode of violence in Tangier marketplace, and the pageantry and excess of Malcolm Forbes' 70th birthday party. In Days, a master observer of the foreign and obscure turns his attentions toward his own daily existence, giving us a startlingly candid portrait of his life in contemporary Tangier.

About the Author


Paul Bowles was born in 1910 and studied music with composer Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco. A devastatingly imaginative observer of the West's encounter with the East, he is the author of four highly acclaimed novels: The Sheltering Sky, Let It Come Down, The Spider's House, and Up Above the World. In addition to being one of the most powerful postwar American novelists, Bowles was an acclaimed composer, a travel writer, a poet, a translator, and a short story writer. He died in Morocco in 1999.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780880012829
ISBN-10: 088001282X
Publisher: PerfectBound
Publication Date: June 1992
Pages: 124
Language: English