Paul Bowles

Paul Bowles was an American writer, composer, and traveler. Born on December 30, 1910, in New York City, he is best known for his novel 'The Sheltering Sky', published in 1949, which was a bestseller and later made into a film. Bowles's literary works are often associated with the Beat Generation and are known for their themes of existential despair and alienation. He spent much of his life in Tangier, Morocco, where he became a prominent figure in the expatriate community and influenced many other writers and artists. Bowles passed away on November 18, 1999, in Tangier.


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  1. 1. The Sheltering Sky

    "The Sheltering Sky" is a novel about an American couple, Port and Kit Moresby, who travel to the North African desert accompanied by their friend Tunner. The journey, initially an attempt to cure their marital woes, quickly descends into a harrowing journey of self-discovery and exploration of the human condition. As they move further into the desert, the harsh environment and their isolation from the outside world push them to their psychological limits, leading to devastating consequences.