The Sheltering Sky
Publish date: February 24th 2000
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
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...
"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,...
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...
I don't think I can honestly say that I like this book. It's one of those books where you wonder why you keep on reading, especially at the beginning where Port & Kit was playing so off-handedly with their relationship. They're supposed to be thinking so much about their true self and being reckless...
What exactly is the author trying to say with this book? Is he selling us existentialism through this novel? Perhaps. What is he saying about the central couple’s relationship, both with each and with their friends? This too is unclear. The two main protagonists are trying to reach out to each other...
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