The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky
  • Author : Paul Bowles
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 1981
  • ISBN : 0720605873

The Sheltering Sky Book Review:

A beautiful 65th anniversary paperback edition of the landmark literary work by acclaimed author Paul Bowles. In this classic work of psychological terror, Paul Bowles examines the ways in which Americans apprehend an alien culture--and the ways in which their incomprehension destroys them. The story of three American travelers adrift in the cities and deserts of North Africa after World War II, The Sheltering Sky is at once merciless and heartbreaking in its compassion. It etches the limits of human reason and intelligence--perhaps even the limits of human life--when they touch the unfathomable emptiness and impassive cruelty of the desert.

The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky
  • Author : Paul Bowles
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Pages : 285
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : 0586089322

The Sheltering Sky Book Review:

This 50th anniversary edition of "The Sheltering Sky", one of the great novels of the 20th century, features an original review of the book by Tennessee Williams. "Stands head and shoulders above most other novels published in English since World War II".--"New Republic".

The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky
  • Author : Paul Bowles
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
  • Pages : 285
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : 0586089322

The Sheltering Sky Book Review:

This 50th anniversary edition of "The Sheltering Sky", one of the great novels of the 20th century, features an original review of the book by Tennessee Williams. "Stands head and shoulders above most other novels published in English since World War II".--"New Republic".

The New Southern Gentleman

The New Southern Gentleman
  • Author : Jim Booth
  • Publisher : Watchmaker Publishing
  • Pages : 227
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 0972178600

The New Southern Gentleman Book Review:

"Daniel Randolph Deal is a Southern aristocrat, having the required bloodline, but little of the nobility. A man resistant to the folly of ethics, he prefers a selective, self-indulgent morality. He is a confessed hedonist, albeit responsibly so."--Back cover.

The Spider's House

The Spider's House
  • Author : Paul Bowles
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2011-11-15
  • ISBN : 9780062119360

The Spider's House Book Review:

Set in Fez, Morocco, during that country's 1954 nationalist uprising, The Spider's House is perhaps Paul Bowles's most beautifully subtle novel, richly descriptive of its setting and uncompromising in its characterizations. Exploring once again the dilemma of the outsider in an alien society, and the gap in understanding between cultures—recurrent themes of Paul Bowles's writings—The Spider's House is dramatic, brutally honest, and shockingly relevant to today's political situation in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Let it Come Down

Let it Come Down
  • Author : Paul Bowles
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2011-08-09
  • ISBN : 9780062119353

Let it Come Down Book Review:

In Let It Come Down, Paul Bowles plots the doomed trajectory of Nelson Dyar, a New York bank teller who comes to Tangier in search of a different life and ends up giving in to his darkest impulses. Rich in descriptions of the corruption and decadence of the International Zone in the last days before Moroccan independence, Bowles's second novel is an alternately comic and horrific account of a descent into nihilism.

Up Above the World

Up Above the World
  • Author : Paul Bowles
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 1966
  • ISBN : 0720610877

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You Are Not I

You Are Not I
  • Author : Millicent Dillon
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 354
  • Relase : 2000-03-08
  • ISBN : 0520224930

You Are Not I Book Review:

You Are Not I is a portrait of the elusive writer-composer Paul Bowles, who left the United States in 1947 to live permanently in Morocco. There he created some of the finest American prose of the century, including the international bestseller The Sheltering Sky. In his brilliant and terrifying short stories and novels, he explores haunting themes of desire, exile, and emotional disintegration. Millicent Dillon interweaves episodes in Paul Bowles's life, distillations of his work, reports of their conversations, and speculations on the connections between his life and his work.

Travels

Travels
  • Author : Paul Bowles
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2011-08-30
  • ISBN : 9780062067647

Travels Book Review:

“Bowles is at his best when writing about places. He can evoke a place with a few sure strokes.” —New York Times “His work is art. At his best, Bowles has no peer.” —Time Travels is a thrilling anthology of the travel writings of Paul Bowles, author of the era-defining post-war novel The Sheltering Sky. The acclaimed essays in Travel—never before collected in a single volume—span more than sixty years and range from Bowles’s early days in Paris to his time spent in Ceylon, Thailand, Kenya, and his expatriate life in Morocco. Insightful, exciting, and evocative, featuring original photographs throughout, Travels is a stunning collection of rarely seen shorter works—a showcase of the literary artistry of one of the truly great American writers of the twentieth century.

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
  • Author : Laila Lalami
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2005-10-07
  • ISBN : 9781565127517

Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits Book Review:

“A dream of a debut, by turns troubling adn glorious, angry and wise.” —Junot Diaz Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco. As four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain, author Laila Lalami asks, What has driven them to risk their lives? And will the rewards prove to be worth the danger? There’s Murad, a gentle, unemployed man who’s been reduced to hustling tourists around Tangier; Halima, who’s fleeing her drunken husband and the slums of Casablanca; Aziz, who must leave behind his devoted wife in hope of securing work in Spain; and Faten, a student and religious fanatic whose faith is at odds with an influential man determined to destroy her future. Sensitively written with beauty and boldness, this is a gripping book about what propels people to risk their lives in search of a better future.

Morocco

Morocco
  • Author : Paul Bowles
  • Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : UOM:39015028923889

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Conversations with Paul Bowles

Conversations with Paul Bowles
  • Author : Paul Bowles,Gena Caponi-Tabery
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 294
  • Relase : 1993
  • ISBN : UOM:39015032747837

Conversations with Paul Bowles Book Review:

The expatriate novelist & musician speaking about his life & such works as The Sheltering Sky & Up Above the World.

Stealing Beauty

Stealing Beauty
  • Author : Susan Minot,Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Pages : 110
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : 0802134920

Stealing Beauty Book Review:

From the acclaimed writer Susan Minot, author of Monkeys, Lust & Other Stories and Folly, and the legendary filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci, director of Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor (winner of nine Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture), The Sheltering Sky, and Little Buddha, comes a hauntingly beautiful film about innocence, seduction, and the pain and pleasures of youth. Following the death of her mother, nineteen-year-old Lucy Harmon is sent by her father to Italy to stay with old family friends and to have her portrait done. She is eager to renew her acquaintance with Niccolò Donati, the handsome young boy from a neighboring family with whom she shared her first kiss on a visit four years earlier, and anxious to solve a riddle left in her mother's diary, the answer to which may change Lucy's life forever.

A Distant Episode

A Distant Episode
  • Author : Paul Bowles
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 46
  • Relase : 2014-03-06
  • ISBN : 9780718196295

A Distant Episode Book Review:

A linguistic professor arrives in Ain Tadouirt seeking to study the local dialects. Confident, condescending and culturally aloof, he is led that night to a quarry and left there. He begins to descend. Met with horror upon horror as his journey continues, he is stripped of dignity, humanity and worth. In this dark short story, language takes a central role as Paul Bowles vividly consigns the Professor to his fate amidst evocative smells, haunting sights and lurking sensations. Incisive and commanding, it is an exploration of the definition of identities, cultural differences and the shifting natures of cultural supremacy.

Paul Bowles

Paul Bowles
  • Author : Virginia Spencer Carr
  • Publisher : Peter Owen Publishers
  • Pages : 431
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 0720612543

Paul Bowles Book Review:

Paul Bowles-novelist, composer, expatriate, counter-cultural and gay icon-is one of the most compelling and mythologized figures of twentieth-century American culture.Acclaimed biographer Virginia Spencer Carr wrote Paul Bowles: A Life with the 'no strings attached' co-operation of Bowles himself. Through extensive interviews with some two hundred of Bowles's acquaintances and her own intimate relationship with him, she has gathered a wealth of information about Bowles's youth, his writing, his music, his marriage to Jane Bowles, and his sexual relationships. This compelling and erudite biography is the definitive account of an extraordinary life.

Without Stopping

Without Stopping
  • Author : Paul Bowles
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2006-10-31
  • ISBN : 9780061137419

Without Stopping Book Review:

Paul Bowles, the acclalmed author of The Shelterlng Sky, offers movlng, powerful, subtle, and fasclnatlng lnslghts lnto hls llfe, hls wrltlng, and hls world.

Then We Came to the End

Then We Came to the End
  • Author : Joshua Ferris
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2007-03-01
  • ISBN : 0759572283

Then We Came to the End Book Review:

The National Book Award finalist and debut novel by the bestselling author of The Dinner Party: "A readymade classic of the office-novel genre. . . . A truly affecting novel about work, trust, love, and loneliness." --Seattle Times No one knows us quite the same way as the men and women who sit beside us in department meetings and crowd the office refrigerator with their labeled yogurts. Every office is a family of sorts, and the ad agency Joshua Ferris brilliantly depicts in his debut novel is family at its strangest and best, coping with a business downturn in the time-honored way: through gossip, pranks, and increasingly frequent coffee breaks. With a demon's eye for the details that make life worth noticing, Joshua Ferris tells a true and funny story about survival in life's strangest environment--the one we pretend is normal five days a week.

When the Sahara Was Green

When the Sahara Was Green
  • Author : Martin Williams
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2021-10-05
  • ISBN : 9780691228891

When the Sahara Was Green Book Review:

The little-known history of how the Sahara was transformed from a green and fertile land into the largest hot desert in the world The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world, equal in size to China or the United States. Yet, this arid expanse was once a verdant, pleasant land, fed by rivers and lakes. The Sahara sustained abundant plant and animal life, such as Nile perch, turtles, crocodiles, and hippos, and attracted prehistoric hunters and herders. What transformed this land of lakes into a sea of sands? When the Sahara Was Green describes the remarkable history of Earth’s greatest desert—including why its climate changed, the impact this had on human populations, and how scientists uncovered the evidence for these extraordinary events. From the Sahara’s origins as savanna woodland and grassland to its current arid incarnation, Martin Williams takes us on a vivid journey through time. He describes how the desert’s ancient rocks were first fashioned, how dinosaurs roamed freely across the land, and how it was later covered in tall trees. Along the way, Williams addresses many questions: Why was the Sahara previously much wetter, and will it be so again? Did humans contribute to its desertification? What was the impact of extreme climatic episodes—such as prolonged droughts—upon the Sahara’s geology, ecology, and inhabitants? Williams also shows how plants, animals, and humans have adapted to the Sahara and what lessons we might learn for living in harmony with the harshest, driest conditions in an ever-changing global environment. A valuable look at how an iconic region has changed over millions of years, When the Sahara Was Green reveals the desert’s surprising past to reflect on its present, as well as its possible future.

Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key
  • Author : Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2007-06-12
  • ISBN : 9781429985215

Sarah's Key Book Review:

Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she locks her younger brother in a cupboard in the family's apartment, thinking that she will be back within a few hours. Paris, May 2002: On Vel' d'Hiv's 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl's ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel d'Hiv', to the camps, and beyond. As she probes into Sarah's past, she begins to question her own place in France, and to reevaluate her marriage and her life. Tatiana de Rosnay offers us a brilliantly subtle, compelling portrait of France under occupation and reveals the taboos and silence that surround this painful episode.

The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour
  • Author : Douglas Kennedy
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2016-02-16
  • ISBN : 9781451666403

The Blue Hour Book Review:

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Moment and Five Days comes a “completely absorbing and atmospheric” (Philip Kerr) novel about a woman whose husband disappears without a trace amidst the stunning, labyrinthine world of Morocco. Robin knew Paul wasn’t perfect. But he said they were so lucky to have found each other, and she believed it was true. When he suggests a month in Morocco—where he once lived and worked, a place where the modern meets the medieval—Robin reluctantly agrees. Once immersed into the swirling, white-hot exotica of a walled city on the North African Atlantic coast, Robin finds herself acclimatizing to its wonderful strangeness. Paul is everything she wants him to be—passionate, talented, knowledgeable. She is convinced that it is here that she will finally become pregnant. But then Paul suddenly disappears, and Robin finds herself the prime suspect in the police inquiry. As her understanding of the truth starts to unravel, Robin lurches from the crumbling art deco of Casablanca to the daunting Sahara, caught in an increasingly terrifying spiral from which there is no easy escape. For fans of thought-provoking page-turners such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, Douglas Kennedy’s The Blue Hour is a roller-coaster journey into a heart of darkness that asks the question: What would you do if your life depended on it?