The Dream at the End of the World Paul Bowles and the Literary Renegades in Tangier Summary À 2

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The Dream at the End of the World Paul Bowles and the Literary Renegades in Tangier Summary À 2 ò A senior writer for People magazine offers a remarkable group portrait of incredible figures who congregated during the 1950s and '60s in Tangiers In this mesmerizing account Green exploresIam Burroughs Jack Kerouac Allen Ginsburg and Tennessee Williams and explains its hold as a deliciously depraved version of Eden 16 page photo insert. This is a great biography of the Tangier International Zone set of writers which included Paul and Jane Bowles William S Burroughs Truman Capote Tennessee Williams and others

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A senior writer for People magazine offers a remarkable group portrait of incredible figures who congregated during the 1950s and '60s in Tangiers In. In the dedication the author uotes 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 Huttonthe rich the famous the artistic the tormented Bowles saw himself as an existentialist and chose to live where there were very few ruleshomosexuality 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

Review The Dream at the End of the World Paul Bowles and the Literary Renegades in Tangier

The Dream at the End of the World Paul Bowles and the Literary Renegades in TangierThis mesmerizing account Green explores decadent Tangiers as the source of inspiration and madness for such remarkable writers as Truman Capote Will. I was interested in reading about post war Morocco than reading about the shenanigans of relatively rich western writers who lived to create drama both on the page and off This paints a vivid portrait of the International Zone from the late 1940s through the early 70s but I skimmed when the narrative focused on gossip and scandal The relationships are interesting such as the Bowles marriage and Jane's destructive decades long romance with a manipulative Moroccan woman but the brief encounters and anecdotes don't add anything