In Let It Come Down, Paul Bowles plots the doomed trajectory of Nelson Dyar, a New York bank teller who comes to Tangier in search of a different life and ends up giving in to his darkest impulses. Rich in descriptions of the corruption and decadence of the International Zone in the last days before Moroccan independence, Bowles's second novel is an alternately comic and horrific account of a descent into nihilism.
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Paul Bowles was born in 1910 and studied music with composer Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco. A devastatingly imaginative observer of the West's encounter with the East, he is the author of four highly acclaimed novels: The Sheltering Sky, Let It Come Down, The Spider's House, and Up Above the World. In addition to being one of the most powerful postwar American novelists, Bowles was an acclaimed composer, a travel writer, a poet, a translator, and a short story writer. He died in Morocco in 1999.
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Book Description Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara. 1980., 1980. 8vo, 292pp. A very good hardback copy in clear plastic protective jacket. Mild foxing at extremities. Limited edition. No. 61 of 350. Signed by Bowles. Bookseller Inventory # 71928
Book Description Black Sparrow, Santa Barbara, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: fine. 1st. One of 350 hardcover copies signed by the author. Quarter cloth with decorated paper over boards. Paper label on the spine. New polyester film dust jacket replacing the originally issued acetate. Bookseller Inventory # 9017238
Book Description Black Sparrow Press, 1980. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Thus. A very nice package of his short stories collected herein. It is a mint copy and is signed an numbered #311 of 350 created in this format. Size: 6x9. Signed by Author. Limited Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 004134
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Coll - U6 - Very Good. Limited to 26 lettered copies, this is lettered C and signed by Bowles on the fly leaf between the copyright page and table of contents. Hand bound in boards by Earle Gray. Some foxing affects top edge, original acetate jacket lightly rubbed. Bookseller Inventory # 66947