The Moroccan. Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, Jellel Gasteli, Allen Ginsberg.
The Moroccan
The Moroccan

The Moroccan

St. Louis, MO; New York, NY: Lococo-Mulder, 1993. First Edition. Glued Wrappers. "Only way to see Heaven is from Hell. And Tangier has afforded me vistas of Heaven- blue notes trickling down magic mountains, the Pipes of Pan informing that everything is alive and vitally significant to YOU. Sweeping away the daily abrasive grind. "Who's that at the door? Give him some money. Send him away." Snarling street boys, little stones whistling past one's ear. Try and ignore them, then the shift into a fearless place at the very heart of fear, a heavy, palpable darkness in the streets, underexposed film swirling about one, like black water." (William S. Burroughs, August 1993, unpaginated) A portfolio of three suites of artworks drawn or sculpted by the noted American-born artist James Brown (1951-2020), inspired by his visit to Morocco during 1992. With texts by Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs & Allen Ginsberg following each suite, & photographs taken in & near Tangier throughout by Jellel Gasteli. The texts by Bowles & WSB (the latter quoted above) were written especially for this production; the Ginsberg text is from a journal entry of March 1957, & includes a facsimile drawing. First edition as stated on copyright page, a large & beautiful production including striking artworks, photography & Morocco- & Tangier-related contemporary commentaries by two of the most famously important American expatriate authors who resided & worked there; along with Ginsberg from the key period when he visited WSB & began along with Jack Kerouac to assist him in compiling & editing what would become Naked Lunch. Shoaf, Section II, No. 302, pg. 105; Schottlaender, G6, pg. 129 (re: WSB). Morgan, E353, pg. 354 (re: AG). From the collection of Brian Schottlaender, author of "Anything But Routine," the most complete & up-to-date WSB bibliography now in its fourth ever-expanding online edition. We always consult our good friend Brian's ABR for all our WSB-related rarities, as just above. A most rare work of art & literature, of special significance to WSB collectors & with distinguished provenance. In near-fine condition with very light rubbing to front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & some tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same; one short, neat closed tear at lower as-issued crease-edge between spine & front cover. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of some page leaves. Near Fine. [Item #4676]

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