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Title:The Sheltering Sky
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Publisher:Penguin Books
ISBN:0141023422
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Number of Pages:342
Category:Fiction, Classics, Africa, Travel, Literature, Novels

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

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 Delicate Prey and Other Stories, The Spider's House, A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard, Up Above the World, The Sheltering Sky, A Distant Episode: The Selected Stories, Collected Stories, 1939-1976, The Stories of Paul Bowles, Their Heads are Green and Their Hands are Blue: Scenes from the Non-Christian World, Let it Come Down
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, Paul Bowles once said that a story should remain taut throughout like a piece of string That tense stretched tone is the key to this collection of eerie tales by the author best known for i The Sheltering Sky i i The Delicate Prey i is dedicated For my mother who first read me the stories of Poe If Poe had lived in Mexico and he d had ice water running in his veins to counteract his feverish romanticism he might have crafted something like these odd vignettes about human frailty and cruelty The setting is a world where palm trees are like shiny green spiders where bats reel silently overhead in a jet black sky where a hot relentless wind blows across deserted plazas p As Tobias Wolff writes in i Esquire i i The Delicate Prey i is in fact one of the most profound beautifully wrought and haunting collections in our literature Bowles s tales are at once austere witty violent and sensuous They move with the inevitability of myth His language has a purity of line a poise and authority entirely its own capable of instantly modulating from farce to horror without a ruffle p, 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 br br This P S edition features an extra pages of insights into the book including author interviews recommended reading and more, The short fiction of American literary cult figure Paul Bowles is marked by a unique delicately spare style and a dark rich exotic mood by turns chilling ironic and wry possessing a symmetry between beauty and terror that is haunting and ultimately moral In Pastor Dowe at Tecat a Protestant missionary is sent to a faraway place where his God has no power In Call at Coraz n an American husband abandons his alcoholic wife on their honeymoon in a South American jungle In Allal a boy s drug induced metamorphosis into a deadly serpent leads to his violent death Here also are some of Bowles s most famous works including The Delicate Prey a grimly satisfying tale of vengeance and A Distant Episode which Tennessee Williams proclaimed a masterpiece