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.
About the Author
Winner of the ASCAP Deems-Taylor Award for music criticism, Timothy Mangan is classical music critic for the "Orange County Register. "Irene Herrmann is Lecturer in Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the executrix of the Paul Bowles music estate.
An esteemed novelist and cultural critic, Edmund White is the author of many books, including: the autobiographical novel A Boy s Own Story; a previous memoir, My Lives; and most recently a biography of poet Arthur Rimbaud. He was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for City Boy. White teaches writing at Princeton University and lives in New York City.