The Sheltering Sky
A beautiful paperback edition of a landmark of 20th Century literature, 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 dessert.
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So why is the male protagonist named after the capital of Papua New Guinea? A fact of which the author was surely not ignorant as the place figured prominently in World War II? Read full review
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Tennessee Williams reviewed this book when it first came out in 1949. This is a quote from his review: "In its interior aspect, The Sheltering Sky is an allegory of the spritual adventure of the fully ... Read full review