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March 28th, 2006

it's a different world--- where the rules are wrong @ 04:26 am

Current Music: "when the day is short" - Martha Wainwright

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Date:March 30th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Why move?

Well thanks for writing about it all. I'll sure continue reading.

I don't have an Internet presence I'm afraid. I kept an LJ last year for several months but took it down when I realized how cramped I was because a few friends and acquaintences were reading it. Next time (which is coming because I miss it), I won't announce it to anyone remotely connected with me. (I'll send you the URL... hehe)

Paul Bowles travelled around the world for 30 years or more. Finally stopped in Morocco where he lived the last 50 years of his life. Died in 1999 (?) close to 100 years old. I think he balked at being bunched in with the beats but the beats all started visiting him in Tangiers. His autobiography is called Without Stopping. (William Bourroughs, who thought it didn't have enough juicy gossip or sex in it, called it "Without Telling".) Besides his autobiography, 2 novels are my favs. Sheltering Sky and The Spider's House. Sheltering Sky, as in the movie (Paul Bowles is the old guy sitting in the cafe). The Spider's House takes place in pre-independence Morocco and shows that vanished world. I have asked a few Moroccan people if they know Paul Bowles and they don't. I think he should be embraced as one of their national writers!


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