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Their Heads are Green and Their Hands are Blue Their Heads Are Green And Their Hands Are Blue Is An Engaging Collection Of Eight Travel Essays Except For One Essay On Central America, All Of These Pieces Are Concerned With Locations In The Hindu, Buddhist, Or Islamic Worlds A Superb And Observant Traveler, Paul Bowles Was A Born Wanderer Who Found Pleasure In The Inaccessible And Who Cheerfully Endures The Concomitant Hardships With A Matter Of Fact Humor.These Essays Provide Us With Paul Bowles Characteristic Insightfulness And Bring Us Closer To A World We Frequently Hear About, But Often Find Difficult To Understand.


10 thoughts on “Their Heads are Green and Their Hands are Blue

  1. says:

    I have a firm belief that if I had Paul Bowles as a travel guide in North Africa or Central America I will die Can you imagine getting in a cab with him Yikes But while you are taking your bath and reading these fantastic travel essays then you are perfectly safe Bowles is superb.


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    Truth is not what you perceive with your senses, but what you feel in your heart Immediately when you arrive in the Sahara, for the first or the tenth time, you notice the stillness An incredible, absolute silence prevails outside the towns and within, even in busy places like the markets, there is a hushed quality in the air, as if the quiet were a conscious force which, resenting the intrusion of sound, minimizes and disperses sound straightway Then...


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    Their Heads Are Green And Their Hands Are Blue 1963 is a collection of essays about travel by Paul Bowles Bowles has a gift for telling observations about travel in places that weren t really meant for tourists, as well as exposing interesting aspects of the people who live in the obscure places he traveled Fish Traps and Private Business is about his travels in Sri Lanka Ceylon a place that he once had a residence He does an overview of the culture and religion of North Africa Morocc Their Heads Are Green And Their Hands Are Blue 1963 is a collection of essays about travel by Paul Bowles Bowles has a gift for telling observations about travel in places that weren t really meant for tourists, as well as exposing interesting aspects of the people who live in the obscure places he traveled Fish Traps and Private Business is about his travels in Sri Lanka Ceylon a place that he once had a residence He does an overview of the culture and religion of North Africa Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria Travel in India is covered in Notes Mailed at Nagercoil One of theinteresting pieces was his portrait of the average Moslem, who Bowles suggests is about to disappear in the near future, in Mustapha and His Friends There is another interesting portrait of a Moroccan character who Bowles brings to Turkey to help him navigate the country in A Man Must Not Be Very Moslem Bowles was also a composer and while living in Morocc...


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    After reading much of Bowles s oeuvre, I found this collection of his travel essays a bit disappointing Bowles is, correctly, disapproving of colonialism, but relies too much on orientalist stereotyping for his descriptions of non Western societies This is one of those disappointing contradictions that everyone has, of course, but I find it especially disconcerting in a writer whose strong sense of personal ...


  5. says:

    A little slow to start and definitely dated, but some excellent travel writing in this little digest.


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    Every time I go to a place I have not seen before, I hope it will be as different as possible from the places I already know An affection for the obscure, which I share, begins Paul Bowles collection of travel essays While I gripe about the sameness of the 21st century American city UGH I m so sick of micro greens and chicken on a ciabatta roll , I doubt I would survive in Paul s world He lived as a perma expat for a few decades, spending time collecting North African music for the LibraryEvery time I go to a place I have not seen before, I hope it will be as different as possible from the places I already know An affection for the obscure, which I share, begins Paul Bowles collection of travel essays While I gripe about the sameness of the 21st century American city UGH I m so sick of micro greens and chicken on a ciabatta roll , I doubt I would survive in Paul s world He lived as a perma expat for a few decades, spending time collecting North African music for the Library of Congress, reporting on fishing in Ceylon, and encountering a number of parrots along the way.He uses personal interactions to drive the narrative of diversity and adventure From the forewordIf people and their manner of living...


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    El silencio del Sahara, temperaturas a m s de 70 en el piso, costumbres ancestrales, la arena intrusa en cualquier rinc n de tu cuerpo Paul Bowles, a guisa de moderno Marco Polo, se tom la molestia de sufrir en tierras lejanas, ajenas, agrestes todo lo que para un americano puede implicar dejar sus comodidades Si pensamos que la aventura es un viaje en alta mar con todo y tormentas, internarse en la profunda selva a merced de su ritmo, o volar, consideremos como una gran opci n el viajar por El silencio del Sahara, temperaturas a m s de 70 en el piso, costumbres ancestrales, la arena intrusa en cualquier rinc n de tu cuerp...


  8. says:

    Somewhat reminiscent of The Road To Oxiana these aristocratic types head off for North Africa and Asia with a refreshing lack of expectation that there are any bourgeois comforts to be had and tend to report on exactly what they see It is only the passing mention that he is circumnavigating India with 18 pieces of luggage that is a bit hard to envision.Currently halfway through and his notes on the process of collecting ethnomusicological recordings for the Library of Congress in the 1950 Somewhat reminiscent of Th...


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    Even if you aren t traveling in a Muslim or non Christian country , read these essays if you want a good view into the mind of an expat writer grappling with his Western understanding of the non Western world The pieces on Morocco are great, particularly Africa Minor and The Rif, to Music It s fascinating to watch Bowles veer from orientalist stereotyping to a profound desire to grasp and respect the culture of North Africa, particularly as he narrates his quest to record native music fro Even if you aren t traveling in a Muslim or non Christian country , read these essays if you want a good view into the mind of an expat writer grappling with his Western understanding of the non Western world The pieces on Morocco are great, particularly Africa Minor and The Rif, to Music It s fascinating to watch Bowles veer from orientalist stereotyping to a profound desire to grasp and respect the culture of North Africa, particularly...


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    Bowles believed that before the twentieth century the non western world was pristine, and that it only recently began a regrettable slide into corruption and westernization It s easy to see from our vantage point here in the prese...


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