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BOWLES, Paul
ARCHIVE OF 3 TYPED LETTERS SIGNED (TLSs)
Tangier, Morocco, 1986. Letter. Mailing folds and small marginal hole to one letter, otherwise Fine. Three TYPED LETTERS SIGNED (TLSs) to Bob Sharrard, publisher/proprietor of City Lights Books in San Francisco, on onionskin paper, SIGNED "Paul Bowles" and "Paul B" (two). Bowles writes from his home in Morocco on various literary matters. Some excerpts: "I think I wrote you that a gentleman named Piña-Rosales had taken Mrabet's [artist-storyteller Mohammed Mrabet, a close associate of Bowles] drawings with him to New York, where he was to mail them on to you.... I've written, as I probably have told you, both to William Morris Agency and to Black Sparrow, asking for a reversion of rights on four volumes by Mrabet: THE BOY WHO SET THE FIRE, HARMLESS POISONS, LOOK AND MOVE ON, and THE BIG MIRROR.... I suppose Black Sparrow could always claim that they intended to republish the titles, but even if they said it I wouldn't believe it.... The check for Mrabet arrived yesterday; thanks.... I hope the additional drawings have reached you by now.... I'm pleased to hear that ten of them have been sold. I look forward to seeing the Voice's review of LOVE WITH A FEW HAIRS. And the NEW YORK NATIVE's review of THE LEMON.... The Burroughs quote for the Choukri's book is excellent. Choukri is having a great success with that novel; it's being translated into Bulgarian, and, believe it or not, Hebrew in Israel. (This last must be for political reasons: to show how abjectly the Moslems live. Perhaps I'm wrong, but it does seem suspicious)." Accompanied by the original mailing envelo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA [United States]
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