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Read online The Sheltering Sky.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Sheltering Sky A story about three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa after World War II i The Sheltering Sky i explores the limits of humanity when it touches the unfathomable emptiness and impassive cruelty of the desert .

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The Sheltering Sky
Title:The Sheltering Sky
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ISBN:0141023422
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Number of Pages:342
Category:Fiction, Classics, Africa, Travel, Literature, Novels
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The Delicate Prey and Other Stories, A Distant Episode: The Selected Stories, Collected Stories, 1939-1976, The Sheltering Sky, Let it Come Down, Up Above the World, The Spider's House, The Stories of Paul Bowles, A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard, Their Heads are Green and Their Hands are Blue: Scenes from the Non-Christian World
em A Distant Episode em contains the best of Paul Bowles s short stories as selected by the author An American cult figure Bowles has fascinated such disparate talents as Norman Mailer Allen Ginsberg Truman Capote William S Burroughs Gore Vidal and Jay McInerney, p On the terrace of an elaborate hilltop apartment overlooking a Central American capital four people sit making polite conversation The American couple an elderly physician and his young wife are tourists Their host whom they have just met is a young man of striking good looks and charm The girl his mistress is very young and very beautiful Sitting there watching the sunset the Slades seem to be enjoying the sort of fortunate chance encounter that travelers cherish But amid the civilities and small talk the host s casual remark to the American woman proves prophetic It s not exactly what you think br br Masterfully with the poetic control that has always characterized his work Paul Bowles leads the reader beneath the surface of hospitality and luxury into a tortuous maze of human relationships and shifting moods until what seems at first a merely casual encounter is seen to be one rooted in viciousness and horror p, em Their Heads are Green and their Hands are Blue em is an engaging collection of eight travel essays Except for one essay on Central America all of these pieces are concerned with locations in the Hindu Buddhist or Islamic worlds A superb and observant traveler Paul Bowles was a born wanderer who found pleasure in the inaccessible and who cheerfully endures the concomitant hardships with a matter of fact humor br br These essays provide us with Paul Bowles characteristic insightfulness and bring us closer to a world we frequently hear about but often find difficult to understand, Set in Fez Morocco during that country s nationalist uprising em The Spider s House em is perhaps Paul Bowles s most beautifully subtle novel richly descriptive of its setting and uncompromising in its characterizations Exploring once again the dilemma of the outsider in an alien society and the gap in understanding between cultures recurrent themes of Paul Bowles s writings em The Spider s House em is dramatic brutally honest and shockingly relevant to today s political situation in the Middle East and elsewhere