Picture of Tangier


A Literary Guide for Travellers
by Josh Shoemake
I B Tauris & Co Ltd

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Pub Date: 2018
Format: Paperback with bw illus.
Pages: 286 pp.
Size: 5.00 x 7.75 inches

ISBN: 9781788312837
TB Code: 1910237
Availability: 157 in stock

This outlaw originality is what most astonishes when encountering the literary history of Tangier for the first time. Particularly in the past century, the results were some of the most incendiary and influential books of our time, the most prominent being Burroughs' Naked Lunch and Paul Bowles' The Sheltering Sky. The list of "edge" writers who were drawn to Tangier is long, among them Ibn Battuta, Samuel Pepys, Alexandre Dumas, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Walter Harris, Jean Genet, Paul and Jane Bowles, Tennessee Williams, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Patricia Highsmith, Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, Allen Ginsberg, Alfred Chester, Joe Orton, and Mohamed Choukri.

This is a book that captures the unconventional, multilayered story of literary Tangier and is a must-have for travelers, armchair adventurers, and literature buffs, particularly aficionados of the Beat generation writers and the poets who made the city their home.