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Inhaltsangabe: The wild and beautiful birds of the title are the cockatoos who - welcome trespassers in a suburban garden - transform the lives of those they condescend to visit. The Davorens, who for seven years have lived in total silence, are united suddenly in mutual worship of their exotic guests. Miss Le Cornu, the lonely spinster for whom Davoren's calls have become a needed ritual, regards the birds' descent on her chimney-pot as a privilege little short of divine grace. Savage but kind-eyed, tearing with fierce beak at his chosen victim, the cockatoo appears in many disguises in this masterly collection of short novels and stories. Essentially, the book's theme is intimacy, that close relationship in which possessive love can invade and cripple the spirit. In A Woman's Hand, and elderly man married to a proud, manipulative woman perceives in another man's magnificent isolation the stillness and contentment that he will never achieve. Allegedly raped by a mystery intruder, the respectable daughter of respectable and doting parents in The Night the Prowler sets out to violate the social codes that chain her to an unreal identity. In Sicilian Vespers, a doctor's wife on holiday attempts to exorcise her childhood specters in what could be a blasphemous and joyless act of adultery or, on the other hand, a surrender to hysterical fantasy. So complete and richly furnishes is the writing of Patrick White that ideas and images within each story are as satisfying as the whole; each story is as nourishing as the book itself. The Cockatoos achieves a majesty to match the grandeur of his finest novels.
About the Author: Patrick White was awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize for Literature, 'for an epic, psychological narrative art which has introduced a new continent into literature'.
Titel: The Cockatoos: Shorter Novels and Stories
Verlag: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. This book is from our pre ISBN stock and is therefore over 50 years old. It has a general appearance commensurate with its age including age effects to page edges, binding and boards. GRADED COMMENSURATE WITH AGE OF BOOK. PLEASE BE AWARE THIS BOOK IS PRE 1965 AND THE GRADE WILL REFLECT ITS AGE. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0002401893
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1974. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP26173381
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1974. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP92252735
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1974. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP16784807
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0224009923I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR001556139
Buchbeschreibung JONATHAN CAPE, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Dust Jacket worn. Hinges weak. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BBI2448331
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, U.K., 1974. Cloth. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Unread, unclipped. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 016863
Buchbeschreibung Johnathan Cape, 1974. Hard Back. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Reprint. VG clean copy no previous owner's marks fresh boards complete wrapper with very little wear now protected in a loose fitting plastic guard. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 049136
Buchbeschreibung Eyre & Spottiswoode., 1974. Buchzustand: Very Good. First. Hard Cover. Book- VG. Dj- VG, protective covered. 8x5.5. 307pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1609188