Johannesburg. 1963. Human & Rosseau. 1st South African Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. Edited by Lionel Abrahams. Foreword by William Plomer. 179 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Harold Rubin. keywords: Literature South Africa Afrikaans. 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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Publisher: Human & Rosseau
Publication Date: 1963
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