[Item #4700] Things Gone and Things Still Here. Paul Bowles.
Things Gone and Things Still Here
Things Gone and Things Still Here

Things Gone and Things Still Here

Santa Barbara, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1977. First Trade Softcover Edition. Published by John Martin’s Black Sparrow Press in 1977, “Things Gone and Things Still Here” collects the title piece along with eight other sand-whipped mosaics-in-prose by literature’s most distinguishable Tanjawi (the word for “single resident of Tangier”), Paul Bowles (1910-1999). Although he is primarily known for his short stories and prose fiction, Bowles also wrote poetry and composed music (as a great many Bowlesians know). In his capacity as “legendary literary expatriate,” Bowles is perhaps best known by his trademark association with Tangiers, Morocco. The pages of his short stories—including those found here—are notably peopled by the sights, smells and sounds of his beloved Tangiers, where Bowles first arrived in 1947. These nine stories are all set in that arid, most Bowlesian of landscapes and do not disappoint; majoun-trances notwithstanding, Bowles the Craftsman yet again delivers. Limited First Trade Edition, issued in a print run of 1000 softcover copies. This particular copy is from the collection of Erin Black Matson, the artist & poet who along with her then-husband, the acclaimed poet-educator Clive Matson, was a member of the Beat Generation-morphing into the hippie counterculture in NYC during the 1960s. The Matsons were friends & protégé-collaborators in a circle that included Herbert Huncke, Bonnie Bremser et al. The condition of this item (see below) befits its inclusion in the library of a Bona Fide Beat who appears to have remained true to (never recovered from?) those heady days. [ISBN: 0-87685-341-6]. Book in near fine condition with slight shelf-wear to fine-edges; moderate rubbing, browning, spotting to front, back covers; small section of yellowing/soiling to bottom right-hand corner of front cover; slight coffee stain to top left-hand corner of back cover; yellowing/browning and spotting near fine-edges of same. Near Fine. [Item #4700]

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