Marriage With Papers. Mohammed Mrabet, Paul Bowles.
Marriage With Papers
Marriage With Papers
Marriage With Papers
Marriage With Papers

Marriage With Papers

ISBN: 0939180294
Bolinas, CA: Tombouctou Books, 1986. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Paul Bowles & Mohammed Mrabet. (1/100 Unnumbered Limited First Edition Hardcover Copies) "...he was beginning to tape a new novel for translation, this one by another young Moroccan, Mohammed Mrabet. Mrabet had actually met Bowles and Jane [Bowles] several years earlier while working as a cook and a bartender for an American who had a house on the Old Mountain, but it wasn't until 1964 that he truly became friends with them. ... In his biography, "Look and Move On," translated by Bowles, he recounted how it was that he came to tell stories: "I began to go see [Bowles] several times a week, and each time I spent two hours or so recording stories. Finally I had a good collection of them. Some were tales I had heard in the cafes, some were dreams, some were inventions I made as I was recording, and some were about things that had actually happened to me." [Excerpt from "An Invisible Spectator: a Biography of Paul Bowles" by Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno (New York, NY: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989) [p.380]. "Married with Papers" is a 1986 collaboration from Paul Bowles and Mohammed Mrabet, another of Bowles' esteemed translations of Mrabet's stories. There are two such stories in this thin yet finely-crafted volume; "Chico," and the title story, "Married with Papers." This highly-desirable rarity is one of one hundred unnumbered & signed copies; yet another essential collectible from the Bowles and Mrabet canons. of Bowles' signature at colophon, in thin black pen ink, reads: "Paul Bowles;" Mrabet's signature, written in Arabic and in thin black felt pen ink, reads: "Mohammed Mrabet." Book in very fine condition with only the slightest shelf-wear to bottom-most fine edges of front, back covers; virtually as issued. Very Fine. [Item #3903]

Price: $150.00

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