Smith, Novel on Yellow Paper. Amusing novel by the famous English poetess.
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In his newest novel, A Tiler's Afternoon, Lars Gustafsson invites us to share a day's work with Torsten Bergman, an aging, semi-retired tile-layer. On this particular day, Torsten arrives at an empty suburban villa, partially renovated and left unfinished. A master craftsman, he knows what to do and goes about his business, all the while reminiscing over his past, considering what may be left of his future, daydreaming about the mysterious Sophie K., the absent occupant of the villa's upstairs flat. No one checks on the work. With the close of the day comes Torsten's growing unease over hours spent on perhaps futile labor. "But at that moment there was a loud knocking at the door - no, more of a pounding than a knocking. It sounded as if by some strange coincidence the whole world had come to life again and was trying to get in". Like Samuel Beckett, Lars Gustafsson turns the plainest of circumstances into poignant universals. There are yet roads to travel after we say we cannot go on.About the Author:
Stevie Smith is the founder of Expedition 360--the first human-powered, around-the-world expedition. Prior to the expedition, Stevie spent four years as a consultant in environmental research, specializing in European and global policy issues with posts in London, Paris, and Brussels. Stevie continues to explore and to pursue Expedition 360. Discovery Networks Europe has produced three documentaries about his around-the-world expedition. He lives in Salcombe, South Devon, England.
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Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1969. Book Condition: Fair. Reissue. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP70184475
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 1969. 249 pages. Yellow pictorial dust jacket over yellow cloth. Mild tanning and rub marks to pages, with foxing to the text block edge. Firm binding with mild cracking to hinges. Bumping to spine ends and corners with noticeable rubbing and scuffing along edges and over surfaces. Unclipped jacket. Chipping and tears to spine ends and along edges with noticeable rubbing and wear over surfaces. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1494877188NIC
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0224616994 ex-library book. Bookseller Inventory # KKK0014832
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Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. A very good clean tight copy that has been barely read. Has a name on front endpaper, other wise pristine internally. Binding square and tight. Yellow boards fine, corners sharp. Dustjacket is mildly foxed and has a couple of tiny tears. Normally dispatched same day by Royal Mail from the UK. Bookseller Inventory # N-HBT4-SMI01-0v
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0224616994 Minimal shelf wear to extremities. Price-clipped dust jacket. Dispatched within 2 business days. Bookseller Inventory # Z0224616994Z2
Book Description Cape, 1969. 1st thus (1936) and a VG+ book in would be VG+ dw but for somne sunning to spinbe and adjacent. No marks and not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 39063