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A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard

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"Paul Bowles, author of the magisterial novel The Sheltering Sky, was also a master of the short story. This book, A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard, demonstrates that fact succinctly, using hashish as a means of delivering bizarre, dreamlike tales of life in North Africa."
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These are four tales of contemporary life in a land where cannabis, rather than alcohol, customarily provides a way out of the phenomenological world. Thus, of the men in these stories, Salam uses suggestions supplied by smoking kif to rid himself of a possible enemy. He of the Assembly catches himself up in the mesh of his own kif-dream and begins to act it out in reality; Idir's victory over Lahcen is the classical story of the kif-smoker's ability to outwit the drinker. Driss the soldier, with aid of kif, proves the existence of magic to his enlightened superior officer. For all of them the kif-pipe is the means to attaining a state of communication not only with others but above all with themselves.

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Fiction. Moroccan kif-smokers like to speak of 'two worlds,' the one ruled by inexorable natural laws, and the other, the kif world, in which each person perceives 'reality' according to the projections of his own essence... This classic suite of four connected stories by the author of THE SHELTERING SKY brings this second world to vivid life.

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ISBN:
9780872860025
Author:
Bowles, Jack
Author:
Bowles, Paul
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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Stories (single author)
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Edition Number:
2
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Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20010131
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
90
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 0.3 in 4.5 oz

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Product details 90 pages City Lights Books - English 9780872860025 Reviews:
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"Paul Bowles, author of the magisterial novel The Sheltering Sky, was also a master of the short story. This book, A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard, demonstrates that fact succinctly, using hashish as a means of delivering bizarre, dreamlike tales of life in North Africa."

"Synopsis" by , Fiction. Moroccan kif-smokers like to speak of 'two worlds,' the one ruled by inexorable natural laws, and the other, the kif world, in which each person perceives 'reality' according to the projections of his own essence... This classic suite of four connected stories by the author of THE SHELTERING SKY brings this second world to vivid life.
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