Sheltering Sky

Sheltering Sky

Paul Bowles


A appealing sixty fifth anniversary paperback variation of the landmark literary paintings via acclaimed writer Paul Bowles.

In this vintage paintings of mental terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways that americans understand an alien culture—and the ways that their incomprehension destroys them. the tale of 3 American tourists adrift within the towns and deserts of North Africa after international warfare II, The Sheltering Sky is immediately cruel and heartbreaking in its compassion. It etches the boundaries of human cause and intelligence—perhaps even the bounds of human life—when they contact the unfathomable vacancy and emotionless cruelty of the desert.

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