Paul Bowles

The Sheltering Sky

originally published:
London : John Lehmann

We offered this copy of the true first, British edition, in an unrestored, first issue dustwrapper, in 2004.


  • Modern Library 100 Best Novels(097)
  • Time Magazine 100 Novels(1949)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 12/30/1910
died: 11/18/1999
born as: Paul Frederick Bowles

American-born composer, translator, and author of novels and short stories in which violent events and psychological collapse are recounted in a detached and elegant style. His protagonists are often Europeans or Americans who are maimed by their contact with powerful traditional cultures. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

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