The Sheltering Sky

Author(s): Paul Bowles (University of Northern British Columbia Canada)


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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General Fields

  • : 9780062351487
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : ECCO Press
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Bowles (University of Northern British Columbia Canada)
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 65th
  • : 352