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Paul Bowles
Birth date: December 10, 1910
Died: November 18, 1999
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La vita è un libro
La vita è un libro rated it 7 years ago
L'avevo in libreria da un po' e mi ha sempre messo un po' pensiero iniziarlo, non sapendo cosa aspettarmi. Ad essere sinceri non sono ancora sicura del giudizio dato. Non si legge facilmente, non ci si rilassa ma, in alcune pagine (poche in realtà) si resta quasi rapiti dal paesaggio, e dalla vita...
JeffreyKeeten rated it 8 years ago
"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 no more to one place than to the next, moves slowly, over periods of years,...
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Flicker Reads rated it 9 years ago
A story of descent, Western obstinacy unraveling on a foreign landscape.
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Flicker Reads rated it 9 years ago
When I was reading Paul Bowles' exquisite The Sheltering Sky, I jotted down a phrase here in my notes to include in my review: the ambiguities of human behavior. When we create art, we (meaning we members of the human species) are almost always guilty of placing the art in a digestible context. Perh...
Osho rated it 10 years ago
Bowles manages to seem both prissy and racist in this half-century-old volume of travel pensees. Replete with noble and ignoble savages, the collection works best when Bowles discusses music or music and culture; it fares considerably worse when he pontificates on culture alone in what I assume was ...
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