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Dark Folk And Other Poems

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Dark Folk And Other Poems

by Slater, Francis Carey

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(Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1935). Crown 8vo; original red cloth with gilt lettering to spine; no dustwrapper; pp. xii + 85 + (ii). Spine sunned and a little mottled; corners a bit bumped; slightest rippling to cloth of upper cover's bottom edge; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper; trace of fishmothing to endpapers; moderate foxing throughout. Good. 'Though he disclaimed that his "Dark Folk" poems (1935) were "translations or imitations of native verse", Slater managed to capture something of the feel and idiom of traditional Xhosa song, as in the lovely "Lament for a Dead Cow" ... and also to convey a sense of a vanishing rural culture, once again in terms of the imagery and conceptual world of the Xhosa, as in "Milking Kraal" ... ' - M. van Wyk Smith: Grounds of Contest. A Survey of South African English LIterature. .


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Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA ZA (ZA)
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Dark Folk And Other Poems
Slater, Francis Carey
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(Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1935)
Francis Carey Slater. Eastern Cape. Xhosa. South African Poetry. 1820 Settler Families South African Literature
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South African Literature;

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About Christison Rare Books, IOBA SABDA

Christison Rare Books operates as a mail order business, based in Port Elizabeth. We are members of IOBA and SABDA. Whereas we stock thousands of books on a wide variety of subjects, our focus has always been on SE Africa - its peoples, wildlife and history. The store is managed by Lindsay Christison. Although we do not run an open book shop, prospective customers who would like to examine items described in our on-line list of stock are welcome to make an appointment.


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