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Cold Stone Jug:The Anniversary Edition

Bosman, Herman Charles

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ISBN 10: 0798139811 / ISBN 13: 9780798139816
Published by Human & Rousseau (Pty) Ltd, U.S.A., 1999
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Copy has small pressure bump on the lower front corner tip - first few pages, upper back corner tip/foreside has a minor crease - copy has not been read, clean and tight interior. The Anniversary text has been edited from the original edition, corrected by Bosman himself, with a detailed introduction placing the work in the historical and literary context it served to shape. Unique account - rising to classical status. With b/w photographs, documents. 199pp. Desirable! Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003575

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Title: Cold Stone Jug:The Anniversary Edition

Publisher: Human & Rousseau (Pty) Ltd, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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In 1926 South Africa's celebrated short story writer, Herman Charles Bosman, shot and killed his step-brother in an argument. He was sentenced to death and this is where his story begins. Cold Stone Jug is an account of his years serving time in South Africa's notorious Pretoria Central Prison, beginning in the 1920's. Despite the hellish conditions, Bosman uses his razor-sharp wit and exemplary skills as a short story writer to describe the most fascinating tales of prisoners and prison life. At times poignant, depressing and hilarious, Cold Stone Jug manages to provide a window into a forgotten world as seen by a writer whose wry sense of humour carries you through the horror of his predicament. In the end, it is Bosman's personal journey that resonates long after the last page.

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