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The Sheltering Sky A Story About Three American Travelers Adrift In The Cities And Deserts Of North Africa After World War II, The Sheltering Sky Explores The Limits Of Humanity When It Touches The Unfathomable Emptiness And Impassive Cruelty Of The Desert.This P.S Edition Features An Extra 16 Pages Of Insights Into The Book, Including Author Interviews, Recommended Reading, And.

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  • Paperback
  • 342 pages
  • The Sheltering Sky
  • Paul Bowles
  • English
  • 10 June 2017
  • 0141023422

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  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 noto one place than to the next, moves slowly, over periods of years, from one part of the earth to another Before meeting Port Moresby, I always thought of myself as a traveler, but after one particular late night discussion accompanied by inebriation, interrupted by 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 noto one place than to the next, moves slowly, over periods of years, from one part of the earth to another Before meeting Port Moresby, I always thought of myself as a traveler, but after one particular late night discussion accompanied by inebriation, interrupted by a frolic in an exotic bordello conveniently located nearby, and then reconvened over tankards of yetalcoholic concoctions, he managed to convince me that I was merely a tourist I was at a disadvantage, you see I was not independently wealthy I was still building a l...


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    SPOILERSDeath 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 manytimes will you r...


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    Each man s destiny is personal only inso as it may resemble what is already in his memory This quote 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 others to summarize or introduce the feelings that they are about to try to invoke in their readers Above this quote is another phrase Tea in the Sahara, a chapter title, now familiar but difficult to place This was taken by none other than the band The Each man s destiny is personal only inso as it may resemble what is already in his memory This quote 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 others to summarize or introduce the feelings that they are about to try to invoke in their readers Above this quote is another phrase Tea in the Sahara, a chapter title, now familiar but difficult to place This was taken by none other than the band The Police, to introduce their own work, a song of the same name that recreates a story from The Sheltering Sky It s an interesting little web and indicative, I think, of the kind of impact that this book seems to ...


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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 land.Having settled in Tangier in the late 40 s Paul Bowles uses his knowledge and experiences of French North Africa to startling effect American couple Kit and Port Moresby have a marriage that is disintegrating and feel a trip abroad could help repair thei...


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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 smallPaul 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 of loneliness, madness, love, and existential expatsHow fragile we are under the sheltering sky Behind the sheltering sky is a vast dark universe, and we re just so smallPaul 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 of loneliness, madness, love, and existential expats.The thing I love about Bowles is he brings a composer s mind to writing His novel isn t propelled forward by a strong plot although it has plot or attractive characters none of the characters are very attractive , but the music of his language alone pushes and pulls, tugs and compels the rea...


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    The story opens with a young married couple and an attractive male companion, on an adventurous rendezvous in Northern Africa.Oooooh, 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 Fiennes as English Patient, Joseph Fiennes as Shakespeare and, well naturally, me I had already decided that, if one of the Fiennes b The story opens with a young married couple and an attractive male companion, on an adventurous rendezvous in Northern Africa.Oooooh, 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 Fiennes ...


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    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 style isn t elaborate, but it isn t stark either, and the best I can describe it is to say that it weaves quite a spell, opening a slight yet horrifyi Hypnotic, searing, terrifying, I first read this when I too was living in North Africa in Egypt, to be precis...


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    The One Book I Can Truly Say Made Me Feel as if I was HypnotizedHow 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 tourists as they wonder aimlessly through the desolation and harshness of the cities and deserts of North Africa shortly after WW II.Within the novel The One Book I Can Truly Say Made Me Feel as if I was HypnotizedHow 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 tourists as they wonder aimlessly through the desolation and harshness of the cities and deserts of North Africa shortly after WW II.Within the novel is an affecting allegorical tale of 3 sisters who waited for a prince to join them for tea in the Sahara This meta tale has itself inspired numerous artworks, including the song Tea in the...


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    Sensual Existentialism in the Sahara 4.5 stars Someone once had said to her that the sky hides the night behind it, shelters the person beneath from the horror that lies above.Married 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 about the difference hope to find meaning in the mystery of the SahSensual Existentialism in the Sahara 4.5 stars Someone once had said to her that the sky hides the night behind it, shelters the person beneath from the horror that lies above.Married couple Port and Kit Moresby, in a ph...


  10. says:

    Like a sweet talking charmer, Bowles seduced me with his crystalline prose His sentences whispered in my ear and nibbled my nape, erasing thought from my haze addled brain Later, many days later, I came to with a throbbing headache and a sour taste in my mouth The crystal turned out to be crystal meth and it had severely eroded my judgement What I had taken to be beautiful and enticing was just a jaded street hustler peddling the same old weary goods that had been around the block just too m Like a sweet talking charmer, Bowles seduced me with his crystalline prose His sentences whispered in my ear and nibbled my nape, erasing thought from my haze addled brain Later, many days later, I came to with a throbbing headache and a sour taste in my mouth The crystal turned out to be crystal meth and it had severely eroded my judgement What I had taken to be beautiful and enticing was jus...

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