A record of a struggle against the forces of prejudice and fear, Turbott Wolfe is a landmark in both English and South African literature which remains timely today. Published in 1925, the wide critical attention it attracted in England was matched by the political controversy it caused in South Africa.
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“For thefirst time in our literature, with Turbott Wolfe, a writer takes on the whole of South African life. Suddenly, the barriers are down and imagination at last keeps open house in a divided land.”
—Laurens van der Post
William Plomer was born in South Africa to British parents in 1903. Educated in England, he briefly worked in a trading post in Zululand before settling in Japan. Plomer wrote Turbott Wolfe when he was twenty-one and went on to publish novels—including Sado and Ali the Lion—short stories, poetry, and his autobiography Double Lives. Plomer died in 1973.
Nadine Gordimer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991, is the author of numerous novels, including The Conservationist, Burger’s Daughter, July’s People, and The Pickup, as well as nine volumes of stories. Her most recent book is the short-story collection Loot. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Descrizione libro Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0156914905
Descrizione libro Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria SONG0156914905