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The Oracle, Christmas Issue
(Jamaica), (Jamaica High School), (1927). From 1926-1928, Bowles had 43 contributions in 14 issues of his high school magazine, The Oracle, corresponding to items C1-C43 in Jeffrey Miller's Paul Bowles: A Descriptive Bibliography. This issue, the Christmas issue, is from Bowles' senior year and predates his first book, Two Poems, published in 1933, by six years. Bowles' contributions (Miller C36-C40) include three poems ("Night Song at Papua," "Scene," and "Pursuit"; a translation of a Devigny extract from the French; and serving at editor of the Poet's Corner. Owner name in pencil on the front cover; edge-darkening to covers; still near fine in stapled wrappers, with the middle sheet loose from the staples. Very uncommon early works by Bowles, more than 20 years prior to his first novel, The Sheltering Sky. [#036212] $1,250

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