Sheltering Sky by Paul BowlesSheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

Sheltering Sky

byPaul Bowles

Paperback | September 9, 2014

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A beautiful 65th anniversary paperback edition of the landmark literary work by acclaimed author Paul Bowles.

In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend an alien culture—and the ways in which their incomprehension destroys them. The story of three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa after World War II, The Sheltering Sky is at once merciless and heartbreaking in its compassion. It etches the limits of human reason and intelligence—perhaps even the limits of human life—when they touch the unfathomable emptiness and impassive cruelty of the desert.

Paul Bowles was born in 1910 and studied music with composer Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco. A devastatingly imaginative observer of the West's encounter with the East, he is the author of four highly acclaimed novels:The Sheltering Sky,Let It Come Down,The Spider's House, andUp Above the World. In addition to being on...
Title:Sheltering SkyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.98 inPublished:September 9, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062351486

ISBN - 13:9780062351487

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