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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
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Paperback, 56 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by City Lights Publishers (first published October 1st 1969)
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Brent Legault
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.
Karen
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.
César Lasso
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.
Jim
short stories. i read the new directions edition from 1970.
Allan Hough
Might be my favorite book ever. And I'm not even a stoner.
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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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