London. 1975. Macmillan. 1st British Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket W/ A Few Small Pieces Missing Along The Edges. 224 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Steve Kent. 0333107446. keywords: Literature Pakistan. inventory # 9691. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Crump is a London schoolteacher presiding with manic idiosyncrasy over a class of lumpish adolescents. His life – feelings, memories, foibles, dreams, fears and all – swirls from the page in marvelous detail, sometime erotic, often very funny and always utterly absorbing. On this level alone, the book is a delight. However, it holds a deeper fascination. For through Crump’s restless, racing mind with its scraps and tags of knowledge from all corners, through the tension of his marriage and the chaos ever-present in his teaching, the author has succeeded, wittily yet movingly, in outlining with cinematic vividness the whole decaying mass culture of modern Europe. It is a rare novelist who can mould an enjoyable narrative into a near-tragic vision without straining his readers’ imagination or their patience. But Zulfikar Ghose has succeeded brilliantly. The two elements combine smoothly and powerfully to make CRUMP’S TERMS an achievement of a very high order, and to confirm the author’s many-sided talent – already displayed in THE INCREDIBLE BRAZILIAN, THE BEAUTIFUL EMPIRE, and THE MURDER OF AZIZ KHAN. Zulfikar Ghose (b. March 13, 1935, Sialkot, India (now Pakistan) is a Pakistani American English language writer. He was born in 1935 in Pakistan and moved to Bombay in 1942. After the partition of British India into Pakistan and the present India, he migrated to England teaching at Ealing Mead School and then to the United States in 1969. He lives in Texas and teaches at The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Ghose has written poetry and prose (fiction and non-fiction) equally. The Loss of India, Jets from Orange, The Violent West, A Memory of Asia and Selected Poems are some of his poetry books. He has written short stories, novels, biographies and five books of literary criticism. . Very Good In Dustjacket W/ A Few Small Pieces Missing Along The Edges. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Crump's Terms
Publication Date: 1975
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Macmillan, 1976. Book Condition: Fair. 1st American Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89762583
Book Description Macmillan, 1976. Book Condition: Good. 1st American Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP65450178