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Paul Bowles, Exile, and a Bar Mitzvah (Re-aired 2/25)

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A boy's Bar Mitzvah becomes a family battle ground, three literary pilgrims search for the author Paul Bowles in Morocco, and a novelist decides that the only way to cure her writer's block is to block out the world.

Photo by Roger Ho.

A boy's Bar Mitzvah becomes a family battle ground.

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Three literary pilgrims search for a beloved author.

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A writer's self-imposed isolation draws her closer to her neighbors.

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Jeffrey Solomon

A boy’s Bar Mitzvah becomes a family battle ground.

Jeffrey at his Bar Mitzvah. Photo courtesy of Jeffery Solomon.

 

Edgar Oliver

Three literary pilgrims search for the author Paul Bowles in Morocco.

Edgar and his sister Helen in Morocco. Photo courtesy of Edgar Oliver.

 

Elif Shafak

A novelist decides that the only way to cure her writer’s block is to block out the world.

Elif in her beloved Istanbul. Photo by Gökhan Çelem.

 

The music featured in this episode…

The Drift – Uncanny Valley - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

The Hit Crew – Happy Days Theme - Find it on iTunes/Amazon

Matthias Bossi – Tosca 

Various – Tuchiya

Santana – Corazon Espinado - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify