A Life Full of Holes: A Novel Recorded and Translated by Paul Bowles (Paperback)

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One of the most unusual literary innovations ever produced, A Life Full of Holes is the result of a singular collaboration between two remarkable individuals: Driss ben Hamed Charhadi, an illiterate North African servant and street vendor, and legendary American novelist and essayist Paul Bowles. The powerful story of a shepherd and petty trafficker struggling to maintain hope as he wrestles with the grim realities of daily life, it is the first novel ever written in the Arabic dialect Moghrebi, faithfully recorded and translated into English by Bowles. Straightforward yet rich in complex emotions, it is a fascinating inside look at an unfamiliar culture—harsh and startling, yet interwoven with a poignant, poetic beauty.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780061565298
ISBN-10: 0061565296
Publisher: Ecco
Publication Date: December 16th, 2008
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: P.S.