Page 190. " and yet it all seems limitless "

In Bertolucci's film of The Sheltering Sky, Paul Bowles, appearing as the narrator, speaks these words at the close of the film.


Page 196. " The sound came from the direction of the ksar, the Negro village in the middle of the oasis. "

A ksar is a type of Berber village widespread in the oasis populations of northern Africa. It usually consists of attached houses, often having collective granaries and other amenities including a mosque, bath, oven and shops.


Ruins of a ksar in Algeria
Public DomainRuins of a ksar in Algeria