Sunday Morning! “The Sheltering Sky” by Paul Bowles

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Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does many things. He is the author of the forthcoming book "The Paris Bureau" from Dio Press (early 2021).

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    I am wondering how it compares with one of m favorite postwar novels, Greenes End of the Affair. Not in a “which one is better” sense, but more of a compare and contrast sense. As I don’t feel that that novel is about the end of affect, but rather about the closing in on it. At least from my perspective. The difference might be that Greene was a writer before the war, and so his writing habits and perspective might not have been hit the same way as the writers who came about after that period. Have you read it? If not, I highly recommend it.

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