Days: Tangier Diary 1987–1989

Paul Bowles' life in North Africa


Paul Bowles


Ecco Press, New York, 1991
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Printing Details

First US edition, first impression hardback in dustwrapper. 21 × 13cm, 106pp.

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 not only just a record of the meals, conversations, and health concerns of the author of The Sheltering Sky but also a fascinating look at an artist at work in a new medium. Characterized by a refreshing 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 a Tangier marketplace, and the pageantry and excess of Malcolm Forbes's seventieth 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 late twentieth-century Tangier.


This copy is in very good condition with just one spot of foxing on the pages' fore-edge.





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