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Dog Heart: a Memoir

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Dog Heart: a Memoir

by Breytenbach, Breyten

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  • Paperback
  • Signed
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ISBN 10
0571200664
ISBN 13
9780571200665
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London: Faber and Faber, 1999. Paperback edition. Minor bumping to top end of spine, some yellowing to the pages, a bookseller's ink stamp (Shakespeare and Company) on half-title, but otherwise a good clean tight copy, with no creasing to the spine , of this soft-cover book. The author's visit to South Africa after many years in exile, and bits and pieces of his family history going back to the nineteenth century. Signed by the author to original owner on title page "To .... from a countryman with best regards, Mooiloop! Breyten Breytenbach". 197pp.. Signed by Author. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Synopsis

Breyten Breytenbach's meditations are informed by a profound intelligence and wit and an overriding sense of the past. He is captivated by memories of the land that is no more, of the child he must have been. Breytenbach begins Dog Heart with his own beginning in Bonnievale, South Africa, and looks at his homeland through the prism of memory to uncover a new landscape. We read of the ouvolk, the moon and stars and trees and shrubs and rocks that are really petrified shamans, subterranean travelers, death dancers who change themselves into rocks to become invisible to those who invade the land. Then over time they forget to change back. Through searching honesty and dreamlike lyricism, Breytenbach raises the memoir to a new level.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
010896
Title
Dog Heart: a Memoir
Author
Breytenbach, Breyten
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0571200664
ISBN 13
9780571200665
Publisher
Faber and Faber
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1999
Keywords
South-Africa, South-African-history, Signed-copy
Bookseller catalogs
Biography; Africa; Signed & Association Copies;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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