Paul Bowles

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Guardian Books desk: 'You can tell a lot about a country by how it treats its libraries'
The books site editor on the challenges facing publishers, and who she would invite to her dream dinner party

Sian Cain

15, Jun, 2019 @7:30 AM

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Reading group: which novel set on holiday should we read this month?
Whether we’re being taken on vacation by Ernest Hemingway or Esther Freud, this month’s reading is likely to be melancholy, hedonistic or both

Sam Jordison

28, Aug, 2018 @11:44 AM

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Carys Davies’ top 10 wilderness books
From Eric Newby’s bliss in the Hindu Kush to Paul Bowles’s Saharan horrors, the novelist shares her favourite visions of unfathomable territory

Carys Davies

09, May, 2018 @10:23 AM

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Top 10 books based in Tangier
From William Burroughs’s Naked Lunch to Paul Bowles’s translations of Moroccan authors, here are the best novels set in the city

Christine Mangan

28, Mar, 2018 @1:19 PM

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The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers review – brutal essay on orientalism
Ben Rivers’ challenging film adapts a Paul Bowles short story about a high-handed European in Morocco to chilling effect

Peter Bradshaw

05, May, 2016 @8:45 PM

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The best books-and-music pairings
Listening to music and reading not only can go together, but can make fantastic partners and intensify both experiences. Here are your favourite pairings – with couples like Stephen King and Petshop Boys, sci-fi and Aphex Twin or Atwood and Beach House

Marta Bausells

03, Feb, 2016 @4:45 PM

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The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles – a cautionary tale for tourists
This account of a jaundiced progress around north Africa is a bleak reminder of the perils that lie within the romantic idea of travel

Sian Cain

28, Aug, 2015 @4:16 PM

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Scary stories for Halloween: A Distant Episode by Paul Bowles

Sam Jordison: The fate of a hapless professor in Morocco taking one wrong turn too many is the focus of this profoundly unsettling tale

Sam Jordison

24, Oct, 2012 @2:40 PM

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Me, Paul Bowles and that forgotten night in Tangier
A documentary on the American author triggered a memory of a disturbing night at the writer's apartment that had been suppressed for 40 years

Ronald Bergan

29, Dec, 2009 @12:05 AM

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The digested read podcast: The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

John Crace goes down with existential ennui in Africa

John Crace

28, Feb, 2009 @12:05 AM

The digested classic: The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

'Kit worried about the omens. It was yet another of those days when she would think about nothing but herself'

John Crace

28, Feb, 2009 @12:01 AM

Philip French on the author of The Sheltering Sky, Paul Bowles

To mark The Observer's giveaway next week of The Sheltering Sky on DVD, Philip French celebrates the remarkable life of the novel's author, Paul Bowles

Philip French

24, Feb, 2008 @12:05 AM

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