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Chocolate Creams and Dollars

Mrabet, Mohammed; Bowles, Paul (trans.); Taaffe, Philip (illus.)

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ISBN 10: 096251196X / ISBN 13: 9780962511967
Published by Inanout Press [1992], New York, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Paper-covered boards; illustrated dust jacket; square 8vo; pp. 186, [2], illustrated throughout (duotone photographs, reprinted in a variety of colors). Inscribed by Taaffe on the title-page. Bookseller Inventory # D6795

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Title: Chocolate Creams and Dollars

Publisher: Inanout Press [1992], New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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fiction, Morocco, tr Paul Bowles, photos P Taaffe

From Publishers Weekly:

In 1965 Mrabet, a Moroccan, met Bowles in Tangier; the American writer and composer began taping Mrabet's stories and translating them from Moghrebi into English. This loosely autobiographical and dreamlike work, written in the mid-'70s, centers on a young Moroccan named Driss who uses his position as houseboy to an affluent Englishman to amass a small fortune. Driss cheats his employer and the houseguests at every turn; a prudent money manager and born entrepreneur, he buys a fleet of fishing boats and gradually rises to village prominence despite the townfolks' suspicions that his wealth comes from prostitution. Drug-inspired sexual acts abound, but the narrative is deliberately bloodless and melancholic. At once beautifully atmospheric and disturbingly flat, this arresting, almost hallucinatory novel gains additional power through Taaffe's haunting prints and photographs.
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