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@Read Pdf á The Dream At The End Of The World: Paul Bowles And The Literary Renegades In Tangier ⚦ A senior writer for People magazine offers a remarkable group portrait of incredible figures who congregated during the s and s in Tangiers In this mesmerizing account, Green explores decadent Tangiers as the source of inspiration and madness for such remarkable writers as Truman Capote, William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg, and Tennessee Williams, and explains its hold as a deliciously depraved version of Edenpage photo insert It s a history of Tangier, Morocco from post World War II cafe society with its heady mix of black sheep nobility, charlatans and ever so interesting criminal types through the beats writers to the hippies During this period Morocco went from French colony to independent country, which was a big enough local event that it did seem to have some impact on the dinner parties The book is well written and researched, the author apparently talked to members of the Tangier expat community to get the It s a history of Tangier, Morocco from post World War II cafe society with its heady mix of black sheep nobility, charlatans and ever so interesting criminal types through the beats writers to the hippies During this period Morocco went from French colony to independent country, which was a big enough local event that it did seem to have some impact on the dinner parties The book is well written and researched, the author apparently talked to members of the Tangier expat community to get the right gossipy touch The scene where Jack Kerouac sees his future, and is repulsed by it, is priceless It does raise interesting questions of 1 why do some writers thrive in exile and some writers do not and 2 whether I would have had any patience with the hippies who lined up at the American embassy on Sunday afternoons to call home to their mothers to demandmoney for drugs and 3 how much sympathy do I have for people with unlimited resources that complain of boredom In the dedication the author quotes Truman Capote in 1950, Before coming here Tangier you should do three things be inoculated for typhoid, withdraw your savings from the bank, say good bye to your friends heaven knows you may never see them againBecause Tangier is a basin that hold you This isn t so much a biography as it is a snapshot of the life of Paul Bowles, his wife Jane and a myriad cast of characters including Allen Ginsburg, William Burroughs, Barbara Hutton.the rich, the In the dedication the author quotes Truman Capote in 1950, Before coming here Tangier you should do three things be inoculated for typhoid, withdraw your savings from the bank, say good bye to your friends heaven knows you may never see them againBecause Tangier is a basin that hold you This isn t so much a biography as it is a snapshot of the life of Paul Bowles, his wife Jane and a myriad cast of characters including Allen Ginsburg, William Burroughs, Barbara Hutton.the rich, the famous, the artistic, the tormented Bowles saw himself as an existentialist and chose to live where there were very few rules..homosexuality, pedophilia, drug use, eccentricity, were all accepted in Tangier Experimentation with all of the above fueled the writings of all who came, for better or worse Paul Bowles may not be compelling enough by himself to bother reading a full biography of him though several exist , so best to get your dose in thisgeneral book, which covers his wife Jane in almost as much detail as Paul and gives appropriate time to the other characters in the Tangier constellation.And quite a constellation it was drug pioneers, boy lovers, fraudsters, cock hungry exile countesses, on and on Of course the party started going downhill as soon as Tangier became an un Paul Bowles may not be compelling enough by himself to bother reading a full biography of him though several exist , so best to get your dose in thisgeneral book, which covers his wife Jane in almost as much detail as Paul and gives appropriate time to the other characters in the Tangier constellation.And quite a constellation it was drug pioneers, boy lovers, fraudsters, cock hungry exile countesses, on and on Of course the party started going downhill as soon as Tangier became an un independent part of Morocco in the late 1950s Muslims taking charge always throws a wet blanket on things.Plenty of good William Burroughs anecdotes something I always enjoy.Bowles s rationalization for living in Morocco in the early 1960s sounds just like what I say about Seattle The only way to live in Morocco now is to remember constantly that the world outside is stillrepulsive I ve read The Sheltering Sky but alas Bowles seemed to suffer from Woody Allen disease making the same thing over and over so I doubt I ll read anyof his stuff