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The Spider's House

Bowles, Paul

ISBN 10: 087685546X / ISBN 13: 9780876855461
Published by Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A., 1982
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing with the color title page and colophon of this Black Sparrow edition with a new preface by Bowles. Bound in quarter black cloth over printed paper covered boards with printed paper label on the spine; this hardcover binding is clean and tight. The interior and text are clean and unmarked. Small brown stain on the outer page edges, else fine. Comes with its original acetate dustjacket. NOT ex-lib. A clean, tight copy in jacket. 406pp. Bookseller Inventory # 006587

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Title: The Spider's House

Publisher: Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition Thus

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Synopsis:

Dramatizes the way that the French rulers of Morocco and their successors, the Nationalists, succeeded in ending the medieval traditions in the daily life of towns life Fez

About the Author:

Paul Bowles was born in 1910 and studied music with composer Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco, with his wife, Jane. His first novel, The Sheltering Sky, was a bestseller in the 1950s and was made into a film by Bernardo Bertolucci in 1990. Bowles's prolific career included many musical compositions, novels, collections of short stories, and books of travel, poetry, and translations.

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