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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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Their Heads are Green and Their Hands are Blue: Scenes from the Non-Christian World, A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard, Collected Stories, 1939-1976, The Sheltering Sky, A Distant Episode: The Selected Stories, Let it Come Down, The Spider's House, The Delicate Prey and Other Stories, The Stories of Paul Bowles, Up Above the World
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, These are four tales of contemporary life in a land where cannabis rather than alcohol customarily provides a way out of the phenomenological world Thus of the men in these stories Salam uses suggestions supplied by smoking kif to rid himself of a possible enemy He of the Assembly catches himself up in the mesh of his own kif dream and begins to act it out in reality Idir s victory over Lahcen is the classical story of the kif smoker s ability to outwit the drinker Driss the soldier with aid of kif proves the existence of magic to his enlightened superior officer For all of them the kif pipe is the means to attaining a state of communication not only with others but above all with themselves br br His work is art At his best Paul Bowles has no peer i Time i br br W riters and artists such as Williams Jack Kerouac Francis Bacon Christopher Isherwood Truman Capote William S Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg to Tangier sought Bowles as an oracle a writer whose work demonstrated its author as an original who saw farther deeper and clearer and who refused to flinch i The Australian i br br Paul Bowles was an expatriate composer author and translator His other famous literary works include i The Sheltering Sky i i Travels Collected Writings i and i Without Stopping i br br br, The publication by Black Sparrow in of Paul Bowles Collected Stories sparked the rediscovery of Bowles works that has brought world renown to the American expatriate writer for decades resident in Tangier Morocco Gore Vidal s Introduction to this large collection remarks His stories are among the best ever written by an American, 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