Title: Unto Dust
Publisher: Human & Rosseau
Publication Date: 1963
Edition: 1st Edition.
Johannesburg. 1963. Human & Rosseau. 1st South African Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 45. 179 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Harold Rubin. keywords: February 3. inventory # 24322. FROM THE PUBLISHER - These tales of the wars and loves, faiths and superstitions, prejudices and insights of the backveld Afrikaner are told by a simple old Boer who is really the embodiment of sly ambiguity. ‘A writer of international stature’ - Alan Paton. ‘The best short stories that ever came out of South Africa’ - Roy Campbell. 0om Schalk Lourens, a simple old Boer who is really the embodiment of sly ambiguity, narrates these stories about the wars and loves, faiths and superstitions, ignorance, prejudice and insights, virtues and vices of a backveld Afrikaner community. The same raconteur spoke the 21 tales in MAFEKING ROAD, the widely acclaimed collection - a South African literary classic and best seller - through which the name and legend of Herman Charles Bosman has continued to grow during the decade since his death (which alone delayed the publication of a further choice of the Schalk Lourens stories). Bosman, an English-writing Afrikaner of recognised genius, gives a unique portrait, drawn from the inside with love and wry detachment, of his controversial nation in these brilliant poetic stories, compound of satire, sentiment, realism, romance, irony and inspired clowning. . Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 24322
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