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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.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Synopsis:

A new edition the influential novel first published in 1949 follows three Americans as they endure the dangers of the North African desert, losing their smug superiority in the face of a strange and difficult world and their encounters with the limits of human existence and a people utterly alien to them. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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ISBN:
9780062119339
Publisher:
HarperPerennial
Subject:
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Author:
Bowles, Paul
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Publication Date:
20050920
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
313

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"Synopsis" by , A new edition the influential novel first published in 1949 follows three Americans as they endure the dangers of the North African desert, losing their smug superiority in the face of a strange and difficult world and their encounters with the limits of human existence and a people utterly alien to them. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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