By Paul Bowles, Larbi Layachi

ISBN-10: 0061565296

ISBN-13: 9780061565298

probably the most strange literary techniques ever produced, A existence jam-packed with Holes is the results of a unique collaboration among impressive members: Driss ben Hamed Charhadi, an illiterate North African servant and highway seller, and mythical American novelist and essayist Paul Bowles. The strong tale of a shepherd and petty trafficker suffering to keep up wish as he wrestles with the awful realities of way of life, it's the first novel ever written within the Arabic dialect Moghrebi, faithfully recorded and translated into English via Bowles. straight forward but wealthy in advanced feelings, it's a attention-grabbing inside of examine an surprising culture—harsh and startling, but interwoven with a poignant, poetic good looks.

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17 6. Angus Tells the Story of Cyril’s Misfortune “I think you should invite me in,” said Domenica, from the hallway of Angus Lordie’s flat. “Let me make us a pot of coffee. ” Angus Lordie’s earlier – and most uncharacteristic – churlishness evaporated. “Of course,” he said. “How rude of me. It’s just that . . ” Domenica understood. She had not had a dog since childhood, but she remembered the sense of utter desolation she had experienced after the loss of the scruffy Cairn terrier, which her mother had taken in from a cousin.

You know the sort of rubbish they like. ” “But they wouldn’t even consider this,” said Angus. ” Matthew smiled. An idea was coming to him. “Antonin Artaud,” he muttered. He looked up at Angus. “You know something, Angus. I would like to try to sell something of yours. ” “You know that I don’t sell through dealers,” said Angus. “Even a semi-decent one like you. Why should I? ” “Fifty,” corrected Matthew. “No, I’m not asking for any of your figurative studies. Or even those iffy nudes of yours. I’m thinking of something that wouldn’t involve you in much effort, but which would be lucrative.

Perhaps there was no real point to our existence – or none that we could discern – and that meant that the real question that had to be asked was this: How can I make my life bearable? We are here whether we like it or not, and by and large we seem to have a need to continue. In that case, the real question to be addressed is: How are we going to make the experience of being here as fulfilling, as good as possible? That is what Matthew thought. He was dwelling on this when he saw Angus Lordie walk past, carrying a parcel.

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