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Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue: Scenes from the Non-Christian World

 
 
 
 
Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue: Scenes from the Non-Christian World
Author: Paul Bowles
ISBN 13: 9780061137372
ISBN 10: 61137375
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2006-06-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $13.99
 
 

"Bowles, one of the four or five best writers in English in the second half of the twentieth century, embraced the desert as a Christian saint embraces his martyrdom. His self-abnegation and his love of traditional culture made him one of the keenest observers of other civilizations we have ever had in America. Unlike his countrymen he did not brashly set out to improve the rest of the world. For Bowles, Americanization was the problem, not the solution. As these startling, sober travel pieces show, Bowles, because of his powers of negative capability, was able to enter into the inner truth of even the most remote places and peoples." —from the Introduction by Edmund White