The Sheltering Sky

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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.<

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. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 25/03/15
A really fascinating book. A genuine account of foreigners visiting north Africa during the forties, the contrasts and gaps, the overwhelming nature that is ruling and absorbing their lives in its cycle. I wonder what the reactions were when the nove ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 18/07/14
Better than the film.
  • 1 mi piace
Ha scritto il 29/09/10
The desert, the north-west african setting that much resembles *my* Morocco and the English speaking expats: a mix of explosive attraction to me; for this book as well as for the Bertolucci's film.
Ha scritto il 26/06/07
one of my favorite books ever.
  • 2 mi piace

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