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“Ah,” said Hassan, “I don’t believe in the world. There’s another world where life is different."

These are stories of that world. The word m’hashish (equivalent in Moghrebi of “behashished” or “full of hashish”) is used only in a literal sense, but also figuratively, to describe a person whose behavior seems irrational or unexpected. The tales here deal with some of the po
Paperback, 56 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by City Lights Publishers (first published October 1st 1969)
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César Lasso
Apr 02, 2016 César Lasso rated it really liked it
It's a short read, just ten very short stories. Hashish-smoking is the thread connecting these, but the book is quite more than just that - it's a look into Moroccan humor and mentality.
Feb 26, 2016 George rated it liked it
Shelves: 20th-century
"Ο νέος που ζούσε μόνος", εκδόσεις Απόπειρα.

Βαθμολογία: 7/10

Ο Μαροκινός Μοχάμεντ Μράμπετ έγινε σχετικά γνωστός στον Δυτικό κόσμο, χάρη στην γνωριμία του με τον μεγάλο Αμερικανό συγγραφέα Πολ Μπόουλς, ο οποίος έζησε στην Ταγγέρη για πάνω από πενήντα χρόνια. Ο Μπόουλς, λοιπόν, μετέφρασε πολλές από τις αφηγήσεις και τις ιστορίες του Μράμπετ στ'αγγλικά.

Το μικρό βιβλιαράκι που μόλις τελείωσα, -το οποίο έτυχε να βρω σήμερα με μόλις μισό ευρώ-, περιέχει δέκα πολύ μικρές ιστορίες, που λίγο έως πολύ έχου
Allan Hough
Jul 07, 2010 Allan Hough rated it it was amazing
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Might be my favorite book ever. And I'm not even a stoner.
Brent Legault
Mar 17, 2008 Brent Legault rated it liked it
These are more like fables without morals or freaked fairy tales than they are short stories. Paul Bowles might have merely translated these or he might have written them himself. It doesn't matter because they don't measure up to his better material. They are a bit simple-minded for my taste.
Apr 14, 2011 Karen rated it did not like it
Frankly I wished I'd never read it. I did for a college class, and the professor had a few irked words from me for picking this one for a class. Even he didn't think it was that great after all.
Indran Fernando
Sep 21, 2015 Indran Fernando rated it it was amazing
Ohhh how I fucking LOVED MHashish. Its not artistic, its just simple little shocking hilarious stories that are over in a minute or two. This is among the only books Ill ever re-read. ...more
May 16, 2013 Jim rated it liked it
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short stories. i read the new directions edition from 1970.
Tales from North Africa, translated by Paul Bowles.
Jun 16, 2016 Sara rated it really liked it
Kif smoking fables. Great.
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Mohammed Mrabet (real name Mohammed ben Chaib el Hajjem; born March 8, 1936) is a Moroccan author artist and storyteller of the Ait Ouriaghel tribe in the Rif region. Mrabet is mostly known in the West through his association with Paul Bowles, William Burroughs and Tennessee Williams. Mrabet is an artist of intricate, yet colorful, felt tip and ink drawings in the style of Paul Masson or a more de ...more
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