The Sheltering Sky
The Sheltering Sky is a landmark of twentieth-century literature. In this intensely fascinating story, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans' incomprehension of alien cultures leads to the ultimate destruction of those cultures.
A story about three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa after World War II, The Sheltering Sky explores the limits of humanity when it touches the unfathomable emptiness and impassive cruelty of the desert.
This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Bowles' characters suffer from severe forms of alienation. When a main character dies (something that still shocks us when it happens in literature), that nasty thing known as brutal reality rears its ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JVioland - LibraryThing
One of Time magazine's 20th Century bests? Oh, please. It is so contrived and would have been better left to some 50's man's magazine. Set in North Africa, these two charmless, dim-witted characters ... Read full review