The Sheltering Sky (Paperback)

By Paul Bowles, Tobias Wolff (Introduction by)
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The Sheltering Sky is a landmark of twentieth-century literature. In this intensely fascinating story, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans' incomprehension of alien cultures leads to the ultimate destruction of those cultures.

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.

About the Author


Paul Bowles was born in 1910 and studied music with composer Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco. A devastatingly imaginative observer of the West's encounter with the East, he is the author of four highly acclaimed novels: The Sheltering Sky, Let It Come Down, The Spider's House, and Up Above the World. In addition to being one of the most powerful postwar American novelists, Bowles was an acclaimed composer, a travel writer, a poet, a translator, and a short story writer. He died in Morocco in 1999.

Tobias Wolff is the author of several story collections and two memoirs, including In Pharaoh s Army, a finalist for the National Book Award, and the novel The Barracks Thief, which won the 1985 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062351487
ISBN-10: 0062351486
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publication Date: September 9th, 2014
Pages: 327
Language: English