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Inhaltsangabe: This is the first volume of Doris Lessing's Collected African Stories. A classic work of twentieth-century literature. 'It can be said of all white-dominated Africa that it was -- and still is -- the Old Chief's Country. So all the stories I write of a certain kind I think of as belonging under that heading; tales about white people, sometimes about black people, living in a landscape that not so very long ago was settled by black tribes, living in complex societies that the white people are only just beginning to study, let alone understand.' Doris Lessing, from the Preface. In this superb volume of African stories, Doris Lessing paints a magnificent portrait of the country in which she grew up. The cruelties of the white man towards the native, 'the amorphous black mass, like tadpoles, faceless, who existed merely to serve', the English settlers, ill at ease, the gamblers and moneymakers searching for diamonds and gold, and the presence, 'latent always in the blood', of Africa itself, its majestic beauty and timeless landscape: Doris Lessing draws them all together into a powerful, memorable vision.
Vom Verlag: Includes a new, previously uncollected story.
'In story after story, Doris Lessing portrays the helpless collisions and alienations of the races. In "The Second Hut", a Rhodesian farmer is torn with anxiety and guilt about employing a poor Boer assistant with ni ' me children because of the hostility between Boer and native workers. One brings away a sense, of the sheer human impossibility of South Africa, as a place fit only for habitation by the imagination of exiles and of children. All else seems lost, betrayed and spoiled, except the glare of the sun, the dust, the boulders. An impressive collection.' - Gabriel Pearson, Daily Telegraph
'Doris Lessing's sense of setting is so immediate, the touch and taste of her continent is so strong, that Africa seems to become the universe.' - Newsweek
Buchbeschreibung Flamingo, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex Library book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition book. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0002517498
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Buchbeschreibung Harper Collins Publ. UK, 06.03.2000., 2000. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. Auflage: New edition. 416 Seiten kleiner Riss im Schutzumschlag oben am Buchrücken, kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 203710 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 665 21,8 x 14,6 x 4,6 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 162224
Buchbeschreibung Flamingo, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000225705X