The Tangier Diaries, 1962-1979 (Paperback) - Hopkins, John

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Every page drips with memories, writes William Burroughs about this collection of Hopkins'' diaries covering two decades of a life lived as an ex-patriot. Hopkins was one of the most influential writers living in Tangier at the time; including, among others Paul and Jane Bowles. The writing varies from poetic, reflective to vernacular and antic. The mystery of walking through the palmeraie by night. The silence of the universe blots out the noisiness of man. Hopkins wrote the preceding line on December 23, 1966, however, by the 24th, he is more interested in lanterns made of tin cans, and, a Moroccan schoolboy, [who, ] hoping to start a conversation, recited all the French he learned in school: ''Bonsoir, monsieur. Quelle heure est-il?''

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Publisher Pgw
Mfg Part# 9780932274502
SKU 30481729
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0932274501
Release Date 12/20/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 7H x 4.5L x 0.75T
Praise
"Hopkins writes as powerfully of places as of people, capturing the steamy bustle of the Kasbah market and the awesome mystery of the Sahara."
"[T]hese diaries...provide a fascinating glimpse of a unique time and place in modern literary history."
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