Driss Ben Hamed Charhadi

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Driss ben Hamed Charhadi (1937–1986) is the alias for Larbi Layachi, a Moroccan story-teller, some of whose stories have been translated by Paul Bowles from Moroccan Arabic to English.[1] His book, A Life Full of Holes was tape-recorded and translated by Bowles over the course of several visits to his home by Charhadi, and published in 1964 by Grove Press[2] A second collection of stories, Yesterday and Today, was published by Black Sparrow Press in 1985.


  1. ^ Frankel, Haskel (31 May 1964). "In Allah's Keeping". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  2. ^ Rountree, Mary Martin (Autumn–Winter 1986). "Paul Bowles: Translations from the Moghrebi". Twentieth Century Literature. Hofstra University. 32 (3/4): 388–401. ISSN 0041-462X. JSTOR 441355.

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