Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Desert and Solitude

Edmund White writes about Paul Bowles' novel The Sheltering Sky and its potential influence on his own novel The Married Man in this year's July 14 issue of the New York Review of Books.

1 comment:

Terry said...

Sadly this link is available only to subscribers.
But in the article's beginning paragraph, White, relying on Bowles, says that Touareg comes from the Arabic meaning "lost souls." Tuareg is the broken plural of Targa, a name given to one of two pre-Arab nomadic groups living in the southern areas of modern Libya called the Fezzan. It's not nearly as romantic as lost souls.