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The Sheltering Sky

Oys them The story of three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa The Sheltering Sky is at once merciless and heartbreaking in its compassio. This has destroyed me an utterly devastating work of immense power where the frailties of life both physically and emotiona

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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 destr. Hypnotic searing terrifying I first read this when I too was living in North Africa in Egypt to be precise and it utterly s

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N 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 dese. The story opens with a young married couple and an attractive male companion on an adventurous rendezvous in Northern Afric


10 thoughts on “The Sheltering Sky

  1. says:

    He did not think of himself as a tourist; he was a traveler The difference is partly one of time he would explain Whereas a tourist generally hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months the traveler belonging no to one place than to the next moves slowly over periods of years from one part of the earth to anotherBefore

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    “On the Road” in North Africa published eight years before Kerouac’s classic A 30 ish American married couple and a male friend are traveling in the French colonies right after the end of World War II at a time when the US State Department advised people NOT to travel there because of rampant disease and the disintegration of social conditions and of law and order The first half of the book focuses on the husband; the second half on

  3. says:

    Hypnotic searing terrifying I first read this when I too was living in North Africa in Egypt to be precise and it utterly shattered me I recognized something of myself and my fellow expats in the thoughtfully self centered and naive travelers depicted here and something of the merciless cruelty of the desert I was never far from The prose

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    This has destroyed me an utterly devastating work of immense power where the frailties of life both physically and emotionally are pushed to the very limits in a hostile dangerous and unforgiving landHaving settled in Tangier in the late 40's Paul Bowles uses his knowledge and experiences of French North Africa to startling effect

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    SPOILERS “Death is always on the way but the fact that you don’t know when it will arrive seems to take away from the finiteness of life It’s that terrible precision that we hate so much But because we don’t know we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well Yet everything happens only a certain number of times and a very small number really How many times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhoo

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    “How fragile we are under the sheltering sky Behind the sheltering sky is a vast dark universe and we're just so small” ― Paul Bowles The Sheltering SkyPaul Bowles masterpiece reminds me of some alternate trippy version of Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night but instead we see the other side of the Mediterranean Tangier and the deserts of North Africa take the place of the South of France A different love triangle exposes different forms

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    Each man's destiny is personal only inso as it may resemble what is already in his memoryThis uote is from Eduardo Mallea and it begins The Sheltering Sky with that strange act of framing that so many authors employ using the words of

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    The story opens with a young married couple and an attractive male companion on an adventurous rendezvous in Northern AfricaOooooh how scintillating how very very scintillating Starry skies the soft curves of the sensuous desert in the backdrop Within just a few pages I had cast the movie My film version of this story was going to star Ralph

  9. says:

    The One Book I Can Truly Say Made Me Feel as if I was Hypnotized “How fragile we are under the sheltering sky Behind it is a vast dark universe and we're just so small”I was absolutely hypnotized by Paul Bowles' The Sheltering Sky a lush and lyrical novel following a married couple and their male friend they're travelers they say not tou

  10. says:

    Sensual Existentialism in the Sahara 45 stars Someone once had said to her that the sky hides the night behind it shelters the person beneath from the horror that lies aboveMarried couple Port and Kit Moresby in a physically and emotionally distant relationship are traveling through northern Africa with their friend Tunner Rejecting America and Europe in post WWII disgust these travellers not tourists Port is adamant abo

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