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By Josh Shoemake

An side urban, poised on the northernmost tip of Africa, simply 9 miles around the Strait of Gibraltar from Europe and overlooking either the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, Tangier is greater than a vacation spot, it's an break out, and the Interzone, as William Burroughs referred to as it, has attracted spies, outlaws, outcasts and writers for hundreds of years – women and men figuring out on the fringe of literary varieties, breaking via creative borders. This outlaw originality is what such a lot astonishes while encountering the literary background of Tangier for the 1st time. relatively some time past century, the consequences have been the most incendiary and influential books of our time, the main admired being Burroughs' bare Lunch and Paul Bowles' The Sheltering Sky. The record of "edge" writers who have been interested in Tangier is lengthy, between them Ibn Battuta, Samuel Pepys, Alexandre Dumas, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Walter Harris, Jean Genet, Paul and Jane Bowles, Tennessee Williams, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Patricia Highsmith, Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, Allen Ginsberg, Alfred Chester, Joe Orton, and Mohamed Choukri.

This mesmerizing publication captures the radical, multilayered tale of literary Tangier and is a must have for visitors, armchair adventurers and literature buffs, fairly aficionados of the Beat iteration writers and poets who made town their home.

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