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Why was Dean compared to Humphrey Bogart's character Rick in the classic film, Casablanca? Using research, anecdotes and personal accounts, Everybody Comes to Dean's opens the door to one of the world s most exotic and legendary bohemian watering holes, Dean's Bar, in Tangier, Morocco. Who was the late Joseph Dean, founder of Dean's Bar in 1937 when Tangier was a center of intrigue and mystery? And what made Dean's a favorite gathering place for such figures as Francis Bacon, Samuel Beckett, Jane Bowles, Ian Fleming, Errol Flynn, Ava Gardner, David Herbert, Barbara Hutton, Jean Genet, and William Burroughs? Includes illustrations, photos, and two poems by the author.
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Francis Poole has been a frequent traveler to Tangier, Morocco and patron of Dean's Bar since the 1970s. Poole lived in Tangier and taught at the American School of Tangier in the late 1970s and early 1980s. While there he became friends with Paul Bowles, Mohamed Mrabet and met and interviewed Moroccan writer Mohamed Choukri. Poole co-edited with Kevin Lacey, Mirrors on the Maghrib: Critical Reflections on Paul and Jane Bowles and Other American Writers in Morocco (Caravan Books.) Poole also edits BLADES ZE MAGAZENE, a tiny periodical of experimental art and poetry. His chapbooks of poetry include, Zero Zero, Gestures, Now That You Are Back, A Whole Stadium Full, Good Luck With Your New Life, and Confessions of a Changeling.
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