"Let It Come Down", with its title from Macbeth, tells the story of Dyar, a New York bank clerk who throws up his secure, humdrum job to find a reality abroad with which to identify himself, and his macabre experiences in the inferno of Tangiers as he gives in to his darkest impulses. Rich in descriptions of the corruption and decadence of the ...
"Let It Come Down", with its title from Macbeth, tells the story of Dyar, a New York bank clerk who throws up his secure, humdrum job to find a reality abroad with which to identify himself, and his macabre experiences in the inferno of Tangiers as he gives in to his darkest impulses. Rich in descriptions of the corruption and decadence of the International Zone in the last days before Moroccan independence, Bowles' second novel is an alternately comic and horrific account of a descent into nihilism.
311 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. Scorched spine. Inside covers show remains of glued down dustjacket. LITERATURE. Tells the story of Nelson Dyar, a repressed American bank clerk fed up with his pointless life, who goes to Tangier looking for a different way to live. As in so much of Bowles's fiction, the clash of cultures between the American way of life and the bare-bones simplicity of Morocco doesn't go well. The experience turns into a nightmare of various corruption involving drugs, prostitutes, and scams (Key Words: Literature, Fiction, Novels, Travel, Paul Bowles).
Very Good. 311 pp. 8vo. Half cloth. First edition. Sunning to spine and edges. Lightly edgeworn. Light red damp staining to bottom of joints. White marks to covers. Textblock yellowed. Sm. nick to front fore edge. Eps slightly scuffed.
Good. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Stated first printing, Good Plus overall, NO dust jacket, text unmarked, no age toning on pages or if present very light and uniform, edges of text block toned, bottom tips on boards worn through, some soiling on boards.
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