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Date(s) - 18/05/2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Waterstones: A Distant Episode by Paul Bowles

Presented by Ali Zarbafi

07:30pm to 9:00pm

Paul Bowles
Paul Bowles was born in New York City in 1910, and in addition to work as a composer for the theatre he achieved success with his short stories and novels. The Sheltering Sky, published in 1949 and based on expatriate life in Morocco, remains his most popular work. He was openly bisexual, as was his wife Jane, whom he married in 1938. In his later years Bowles translated Moroccan authors in addition to Jorge Luis Borges, Jean-Paul Sartre and many other Spanish, Portuguese and French writers.

Ali Zarbafi is Jungian Analyst and Psychotherapist. He is a founder member of the Multi-lingual Psychotherapy Centre and has been involved in Social Dreaming since 1996. He is co-author of Social Dreaming in the 21st Century: The world we are losing with John Clare. Ali has an academic background in Middle Eastern politics and international relations and has run workshops over a number of years on the Refugee Experience. He currently works in private practice and the NHS.

All stories in this series can be found in The Granta Book of the American Short Story (vol. 1) edited by Richard Ford; available for purchase at Waterstones.

This session will be chaired and supported by Basil Lawrence

SAP Public Programme Jung & Literature Series Convenor: Louise Dymoke

External Co-Convenor: Basil Lawrence

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