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Sheltering Sky
by Paul Bowles

Published: 2014-09-09
Paperback : 352 pages
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A beautiful 65th anniversary paperback edition of the landmark literary work 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 ...

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A beautiful 65th anniversary paperback edition of the landmark literary work 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 desert.

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What were Port, Kit, and Tunner seeking in North Africa? What was their discontentment?
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  "The Heart of a Blazing Darkness"by [email protected] (see profile) 07/24/18

Three expatriated Americans slow, arduous travels deep into the heart of a blazing darkness, beyond the protection of "The Sheltering Sky",where all is foreign and exotically morbid.

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