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Titel: Images of Africa. Diary (1956-60) Signature ...
Verlag: Calder & Boyars, London, 1971.
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: 1st Edition
First edition. Hardback. Very good indeed in slightly worn and dusty jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers A45096
Inhaltsangabe: In this work the internationally acclaimed author of
'Langrishe Go Down' (James Tait Black Memorial Prize-winner, 1967) adds a
further dimension to his brilliant range of writing. In these diary notes
Aidan Higgins conjures up vividly and evocatively the different faces of
South Africa which he observed when he "took the plunge over the equator"
in 1956. For two years he toured the country with the John Wright Puppet
Company and then spent the remaining two years working first in a bookshop
and then in the scenario department of a commercial film company in
A writer's private thoughts - which are at once perceptive, detached and
compassionate - are set down here at random to make a unique documentary.
Individuals, sketched in the briefest of phrases, explode into life. A
diary this may be but it has all the ingredients of a stylistic
Über den Autor:
The most praised Irish novelist of his generation, Higgins
worked in Africa as an engineer before beginning to write and it was
through the influence of Samuel Beckett that he first achieved publication
in Britain and America, his acclaim quickly lead to translation into all
principal European languages. His large novel, 'Balcony of Europe' was a
runner-up for the Booker Prize and is based on the time he spent in
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