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The Palm-Wine Drinkard

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 136 Seiten
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This classic novel tells the phantasmagorical story of an alcoholic man and his search for his dead palm-wine tapster. As he trave... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

This classic novel tells the phantasmagorical story of an alcoholic man and his search for his dead palm-wine tapster. As he travels through the land of the dead, he encounters a host of supernatural and often terrifying beings - among them the complete gentleman who returns his body parts to their owners and the insatiable hungry-creature. Mixing Yoruba folktales with what T. S. Eliot described as a 'creepy crawly imagination', The Palm-Wine Drinkard is regarded as the seminal work of African literature. 'Brief, thronged, grisly and bewitching.' Dylan Thomas, Observer 'Tutuola's art conceals - or rather clothes - his purpose, as all good art must do.' Chinua Achebe

Vorwort
A stunning reissue of Amos Tutuola's debut novel The Palm-Wine Drinkard, first published by Faber in 1952, along with the release of Tutuola's complete works into ebook for the first time.

Autorentext
Amos Tutuola was born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 1920. The son of a cocoa farmer, he attended several schools before training as a blacksmith. He later worked as a civil servant. His first novel, The Palm Wine Drinkard, was published in 1952 and brought him international recognition. From 1956 until retirement, he worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Company while continuing to write. His last book, The Village Witch Doctor and Other Stories, was published in 1990. He died in Ibadan in 1997.

Klappentext

Reissue of Amos Tutola's debut novel, the supernatural story of an alcoholic man's search for his dead wine tapster. Regarded as a seminal work of African literature, it was first published in 1952. This is released alongside the author's complete works in ebook format.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Palm-Wine Drinkard
Untertitel: and his Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Deads' Town
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EAN: 9780571311538
ISBN: 0571311539
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Romane & Erzählungen
Anzahl Seiten: 136
Gewicht: 127g
Größe: H198mm x B128mm x T15mm
Jahr: 2014
Auflage: New Edition
Land: GB