Item #6780 Five Eyes. Abdeslam Boulaich, Mohammed Mrabet, Larbi Layachi, Mohamed Choukri, Ahmed Yacoubi, Paul Bowles, contributors, and.

Five Eyes

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1979. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's red cloth over illustrated paper-covered boards, printed paper spine label, black endpapers, original acetate dust jacket.

Collection of stories by five Moroccan writers, all transcribed from spoken recitation and translated by Bowles, while he was living in Tangier. "In reading over the stories as a collection I was struck, not so much by the contrasts resulting from their juxtaposition, for I had expected these, as by an underlying homogeneity among them. They spring from a common fund of cultural memoires; the unmistakable flavor of Moroccan life pervades them all" (from Bowles's preface). One of 500 unnumbered trade hardcover copies, from a total edition of 726. Corners gently bumped, light rubbing to surface of original acetate dust jacket. Near fine. Item #6780