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Love With a Few Hairs

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novel, Morocco, tr Paul Bowles
Paperback, 198 pages
Published January 1st 1986 by City Lights Books
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Milan/zzz
Jul 23, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: africa, nongenre
It was an interesting story but I must say I did expect more. Naivety in the style didn’t bothered me too much, actually I think it has even contributed to the atmosphere of the story cause this way oral transmission (Mrabet to Bowles) can be fully sensed.

I like the mysticism and superstitions of the Moroccans and the way Mrabet/Bowles presented them as something unquestionable.

Also Amazon classifies this book as a “Gay Literature” which is utter nonsense that will probably repel many. Indeed ho
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Marika
Mar 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
If I could recommend one book to everyone I know, this would probably be it.
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Tenía muchísimas expectativas puestas en este libro. El título es atrayente, la trama tiene elementos muy interesantes y la ambientación crea un aura de misterio que genera mucha curiosidad en el lector. Sin embargo, cuanto más avanzaba en la lectura, menos me atrapaba.
Se trata de la "historia de amor" entre Mina y Mohamed que desde el comienzo está salpicada por la magia negra, las rígidas normas de la sociedad musulmana y las creencias populares. Se masca la tragedia nada más comenzar el libr
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Hosho
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The pure, clean simplicity of Mrabet's lines (possibly distilled in translation) belie the charming, and lightly tourtured story -- one of young love and longing and poison and regret. The brisk read sparks with humour and small shocks while asking us just what the nature of true love is. There's enough drunken debauchery and fun to keep Love With A Few Hair from Romeo & Juliette territory, but the emotion is does find for the couple at its center is no less affecting. And how can you beat t ...more
Maura
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: travel
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Aziz
Jan 21, 2016 marked it as to-read
in my opinion love with a few hairs tell us a bout morrocon culture
Les
Jul 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Deceptively simple, a lot to be read between the lines.
Ben
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Crystal clear simple prose, that masks hidden depths of meaning. Exquisite.
John
Sep 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This one, like most of Mrabet's work brings tears to my eyes. It is joyous, sad, sweet and beautifully translated/transcripted by Paul Bowles.
Fadwa
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Interesting book.
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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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