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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.
Über den Autor: 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 13/06/1974, 1974. Buchzustand: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7719-9780224009928
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1974. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. The Cockatoos: Shorter Novels and Stories This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9053-9780224009928
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd 13/06/1974, 1974. Buchzustand: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9053-9780224009928
Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1974. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Edition. N/A. 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. N/A. 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 Hardback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR002466317
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 Ltd, 1974. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP26173381
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