The Tangier Diaries

Author: John Hopkins

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857736647

Category: History

Page: 256

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Tangier in the 1960s and '70s was a fabled place. This edge city, the 'Interzone', became muse and escapist's dream for artists, writers, millionaires and socialites, who wrote, painted, partied and experienced life with an intensity and freedom that they never could back home. Into this louche and cosmopolitan world came John Hopkins, a young writer who became a part of the bohemian Tangier crowd with its core of Beats that included William Burroughs, Paul and Jane Bowles and Brion Gysin, as well as Tennessee Williams, Jean Genet, Yves Saint Laurent, Barbara Hutton and Malcolm Forbes. Those intoxicating decades - Tangier's 'Golden Years' - are long gone. Grand old houses that once sparkled with life are shuttered and dark and most of the eccentrics who once lived and loved in the city have died. But here, in the pages of John Hopkins' cult classic, all the decadence and flamboyance of those days is brought to life once more.
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Up the Kasbah

Author: Tony Walton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0956609112

Category:

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Tangier

A Literary Guide for Travellers

Author: Josh Shoemake

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780762763

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 1994

A multi-layered exploration of the literary history of Tangier explores the geographical and cultural qualities that have attracted outcasts, outlaws and writers for centuries, citing its inspiration of such works as Burroughs's Naked Lunch and Bowles's The Sheltering Sky.
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The White Nile Diaries

Author: John Hopkins

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780768923

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5173

It all began at the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station, in 1961: Two young Princetonians have returned to New York from South America. With the fire for adventure still burning in their veins, they are tempted by a mysterious letter from Kenya and plan a trip across Africa. They buy a white BMW motorcycle and paint the words "The White Nile” on the tank, to honour the route they will follow. In limpid, elegant prose John Hopkins describes deadly salt flats where tourists vanish without a trace, mysterious Saharan oases, and the funerals of young Tunisians killed by the French Foreign Legion. In Leptus Magna he conjures visions of ancient Rome and visits Homer’s fabled island of the Lotus Eaters. They escape armed vigilantes in the Tunisian desert, and are chased by the border patrol across Libyan sands. They climb the Great Pyramid at Giza at dawn, endure “The Desert Express” across the Nubian desert, and travel by paddlewheel steamer through the Sudd, a swamp bigger than Britain. But the final adventure, at the idyllic Impala Farm at the foot of Mount Kenya, turns out to be a poisoned paradise.
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The South American Diaries

Author: John Hopkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780932274649

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

View: 5235

Chronicles the year, 1972-73, in which John Hopkins left Morocco and travelled in South America with the Dutch aristocrat, Madeleine van Breughel.
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The Diaries Of Charles Greville

Author: Edward Pearce

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446420272

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 7726

Charles Greville (1794-1865) made his first occasional diary entries in 1814, but the diary only became a regular habit in the mid-1820s, continuing with occasional breaks, about which he is self-reproachful, through the reigns of George IV, William IV and Victoria. Finally, in 1860, after shaking his head over the worrying triumphs of Garibaldi, he closed it, once and for all. The grandson of a duke, Greville looked with a level and scornful eye upon royalty. George was 'the most worthless dog that ever lived'; William 'the silliest old gentleman in his own dominions, but what can be expected of a man with a head like a pineapple?' The diaries roused Queen Victoria - 'an odd woman' - from the lethargy of her widowhood.She spoke of Greville's 'indiscretion, indelicacy, ingratitude toward friends, betrayal of confidence and shameful disloyalty'. Greville's circle included Talleyrand, Wellington, Macaulay, Sydney Smith, Princess Lieven, Lord Grey, Melbourne, Guizot and Disraeli, as well as 'jockeys, bookmakers and blackguards'.As Clerk of the Privy Council, Greville works for a compromise on the Reform Bill.He witnesses Covent Garden theatre burning down.His closest friend, Lord De Ros, is caught cardsharping. Visiting Balmoral, he finds Albert and Victoria living 'not merely like small gentlefolks, but like very small gentlefolks'. When cholera comes, he writes laconically of 'Mrs Smith, young and beautiful, taken ill while dressing for Church and dead by nightfall.' Not a chatterbox, Charles Greville brilliantly assembles everyone else's chatter. This is the intelligent voice of another age, an uneasy aristocrat catching history on the turn and looking dubiously at the future.
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All I Wanted was Company

Author: John Hopkins

Publisher: Arcadia Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 3829

Love and solitude seem like irreconcilable opposites to Norman, a young American. His love affairs in Tangier with two older women end with the death of one and the disappearance of the other, sending him to the Sahara, alone on the edge of time . . .
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Independent Publisher

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: N.A

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The Literary Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

View: 7819

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Sarah Anderson's Travel Companion

Author: Sarah Anderson

Publisher: Portobello Publishing

ISBN: 9780954262402

Category: Travel

Page: 199

View: 763

For those who want to find out more about Africa and the Middle East than can be found in a normal guidebook, "Sarah Anderson's Travel Companion" offers a delightfully informed personal selection, including travel literature, illustrated volumes, biographies and memoirs, and more. Travelers and readers can discover novels set in Kenya, cultural studies of Syria, or guidebooks best suited to their tastes. This is an indispensable companion for every serious reader of travel writing.
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كتابة طنجة

Author: University of Wales, Aberystwyth,Jāmiʻat ʻAbd al-Mālik al-Saʻdī

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789981610316

Category: Tangier (Morocco)

Page: 173

View: 8117

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Graphic Design USA.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Commercial art

Page: N.A

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Diary Poetics

Form and Style in Writers' Diaries, 1915-1962

Author: Anna Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

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The diary is a genre that is often thought of as virtually formless, a "capacious hold-all" for the writerâe(tm)s thoughts, and as offering unmediated access to the diaristâe(tm)s true self. Focusing on the diaries of Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Joe Orton, John Cheever, and Sylvia Plath, this book looks at how six very different professional writers have approached the diary form with its particular demands and literary potential. As a sequence of separate entries the diary is made up of both gaps and continuities, and the different ways diarists negotiate these aspects of the diary form has radical effects on how their diaries represent both the world and the biographical self. The different published editions of the diaries by Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath show how editorial decisions can construct sometimes startlingly different biographical portraits. Yet all diaries are constructed, and all diary constructions depend on how the writer works with the diary form.
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Wiedersehen mit Brideshead

Die heiligen und profanen Erinnerungen des Captain Charles Ryder

Author: Evelyn Waugh

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257603436

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 2093

›Wiedersehen mit Brideshead‹ ist das englische Gegenstück zum amerikanischen ›Großen Gatsby‹: das Porträt der Schönen und Reichen in den Jahren zwischen den Weltkriegen, die Chronik einer Vertreibung aus dem Paradies bei Anbruch der modernen Zeit – und die Geschichte einer unmöglichen Liebe.
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Postcolonial, Queer

Theoretical Intersections

Author: John C. Hawley

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791450918

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 930

Uses postcolonial theory to critique the globalization of gay culture.
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Book review digest

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

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Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group,Terrie M. Rooney

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787620028

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 2240

Since 1962, Contemporary Authors has been an authoritative and comprehensive source of bibliographic and biographical information on important authors of the 20th century. This reference allows the user to access entries by author name, title of work or specific personal data.
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Masque of the Gonzagas

Author: Clare Colvin

Publisher: Arcadia Books

ISBN: 9781900850254

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

View: 5865

In northern Italy, amid political and religious dissent, Vincenzo Gonzaga, 4th Duke of Mantua, devotes himself to the pursuit of excellence and pleasure. He gathers to his court the finest painters and musicians. His composer, Claudio Monteverdi, creates his first opera, La Favola d'Orfeo.
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