New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>
book cover of 

A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard

A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard

(1962)
A collection of stories by

 
These 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.

 
Used availability for Paul Bowles's A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Paperback Editions

December 1967 : USA Paperback
Title: A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard
Author(s): Paul Bowles
ISBN: 0-87286-002-7 / 978-0-87286-002-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 1999 : USA Audio CD
Title: Paul Bowles Reads a Hundred Camels in the Courtyard
Author(s): Paul Bowles
ISBN: 0-932274-55-2 / 978-0-932274-55-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cadmus Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Search for