Midnight Mass. Paul Bowles.
Midnight Mass
Midnight Mass
Midnight Mass
Midnight Mass

Midnight Mass

ISBN: 0876854781
Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1981. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Paul Bowles. "He arrived in Tangier at noon and went straight to the house. In the rain the outer courtyard was uninviting. Several dead banana plants had fallen over and been left to rot on the tile floor. Even as old Amina, seeing him from the kitchen doorway, waddled out into the rain to greet him, he was aware of the piles of empty crates, and of the frame of an ancient garden swing looming behind her." ("Midnight Mass," first paragraph, pg. 9) A collection of inimitably atmospheric & disturbing stories by Paul Bowles (1910-1999), the iconic American-expatriate writer who was a mentor to & presided over a procession of the foremost Beat Generation & other literary figures in Tangier. With the title & eleven other stories which, as noted in a short biography following them, were written from 1976 onwards. Hardcover in boards with illustrated front cover & cloth spine. A beautiful, exemplary Black Sparrow production, one of 350 copies hand-numbered at colophon & signed by Bowles on blank page opposite copyright page. This is copy No. 44/350. A rare & superb Bowles collectible. In very fine condition with only very slight fading & rubbing at/ near edges & corners of yellow front & back boards; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Publisher's clear protective jacket very fine with only mild rubbing & scratching to surfaces. Very Fine. [Item #3966]

Price: $150.00

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