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A Life Full of Holes (P.S.)

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Publisher Comments:

One of the most unusual literary innovations ever produced, A Life Full of Holes is the result of a singular collaboration between two remarkable individuals: Driss ben Hamed Charhadi, an illiterate North African servant and street vendor, and legendary American novelist and essayist Paul Bowles. The powerful story of a shepherd and petty trafficker struggling to maintain hope as he wrestles with the grim realities of daily life, it is the first novel ever written in the Arabic dialect Moghrebi, faithfully recorded and translated into English by Bowles. Straightforward yet rich in complex emotions, it is a fascinating inside look at an unfamiliar culture—harsh and startling, yet interwoven with a poignant, poetic beauty.

About the Author

Paul Bowles was born in New York City in 1910. He studied music with composer Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco, with his wife, Jane. Bowles is the author of numerous books, most notably The Sheltering Sky.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061565298
Subtitle:
A Novel Recorded and Translated by Paul Bowles
Author:
Charhadi, Driss Ben Hamed
Translator:
Bowles, Paul
Foreword by:
Seshadri, Vijay
Foreword:
Seshadri, Vijay
Author:
Bowles, Paul
Author:
by Paul Bowles and Driss ben Hamed Charhadi
Author:
Layachi, Larbi
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20081216
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.08x5.31x.82 in. .57 lbs.

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