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A Tangier Diary
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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 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.

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June 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: Days: A Tangier Diary
Author(s): Paul Bowles
ISBN: 0-06-113736-7 / 978-0-06-113736-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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June 1992 : USA Paperback

Title: Days
Author(s): Paul Bowles
ISBN: 0-88001-282-X / 978-0-88001-282-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarpPeren
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