Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: No city in the world has quite the exotic allure of Tangier. From the seventeenth century, it has been a city on the edge, beyond the normal disciplines of government, a city of refuge and excitements where sex is cheap, drugs are plentiful, where the outcasts of the world can at last breathe freely. Cecil Beaton, William Burroughs, Joe Orton, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Barbara Hutton, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Jane and Paul Bowles are just some of the famous residents and habitus of this legendary city. It is this 'last resort of the living dead, alive but not madly kicking' which Iain Finlayson explores in his witty and often savage book. 'A dream congealed in stone sky supersonic, orgone blue, warm wind Such beauty, but more than that it's like that the dream is breaking through.'WILLIAM BURROUGHS 'Finlayson's crisp narrative which bubbles into metaphorical rhapsody. Charming and as elegant a history of the city as you could find anywhere.'MAREK KOHN, 'Independent' 'Not a suitable gift for that apocryphal maiden aunt Finlayson writes so elegantly and scathingly about Tangier and its infidel Nazarenes one suspects his name has already been struck off a good few Tangier guest-lists'PHILIP HOARE, 'Sunday Times' 'Finlayson is a brilliant juggler of moods and vignettes'JONATHAN KEATES, 'Observer'. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: No city in the world has quite the exotic allure of Tangier. From the 17th century, it has been a city of refuge and excitements - a city where sex is cheap, drugs are plentiful, and a place where the outcasts of the world can breathe easily. The golden years of Tangier began after World War I and barely survived World War II. Among those who sought sanctuary or inspiration from the city were Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Ronnie Kray, the unhappy Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton, Tennessee Williams, Joe Orton, Kenneth Halliwell, Cecil Beaton, Ned Rorem and Truman Capote.
Über den Autor: Iain Finlayson is the author of acclaimed biographies of James Boswell and Robert Browning, as well as books on such varied themes as the Scots, the writers of Romney Marsh and denim. He is Books Editor of Saga Magazine and reviews books for The Times as well as writing for Harpers Bazaar and the Scotsman, among others.
Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins, 1993. Buchzustand: Good. Reprint. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP95161346
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers FPS000654519XG
Buchbeschreibung Flamingo, 1993. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used; Acceptable. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2507774
Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2737684743
Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2750179691
Buchbeschreibung Harpercollins. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2750180037
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers TT00718654B
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Canada / Trade. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G000654519XI5N00
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Canada / Trade. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G000654519XI3N00
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Canada / Trade. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G000654519XI3N00