Book :: The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky
By: Paul Bowles
Pages: 352
Published: 1949
Genre(s): Africa
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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...

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I didn't expect to like this but it grabbed me!

Dec 31st, 2017

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The Sheltering Sky appears on these lists...

83rd on The 20th Centrury's Greatest Hits by American Book Review

97th on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library