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The Palm-Wine Drinkard; And, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

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ISBN13: 9780802133632
ISBN10: 0802133630
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When Amos Tutuola's first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, appeared in 1952, it was presented without introduction yet aroused exceptional worldwide interest.

Synopsis:

When Amos Tutuola's first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, appeared in 1952, it aroused exceptional worldwide interest. Drawing on the West African Yoruba oral folktale tradition, Tutuola described the odyssey of a devoted palm-wine drinker through a nightmare of fantastic adventure. Since then, The Palm-Wine Drinkard has been translated into more than 15 languages and has come to be regarded as a masterwork of one of Africa's most influential writers. Tutuola's second novel, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, recounts the fate of mortals who stray into the world of ghosts, the heart of the tropical forest. Here, as every hunter and traveler knows, mortals venture at great peril, and it is here that a small boy is left alone.

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jenyoseph, September 30, 2011 (view all comments by jenyoseph)
It is what it is and for what it is, it's good.
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lukas, April 27, 2010 (view all comments by lukas)
Two of the seminal novels of 2oth century African lit in one volume. Nigerian author Tutuola's best known novels are lyrical and surreal, blending a folk tale feel with an avant-garde disregard for logic and conventional plotting. Brian Eno & David Byrne famously lifted the title (My Life in the Bush) for their celebrated collaboration. Makes a fine companion piece to Achebe's "Things Fall Apart."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802133632
Author:
Tutuola, Amos
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Wine and wine making
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Nigeria
Subject:
Folklore -- Nigeria -- Fiction.
Subject:
Yoruba
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Nigeria Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Grove Press ed.
Edition Description:
Grove Press
Series Volume:
no. 17
Publication Date:
19931231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 10 oz

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"Synopsis" by , When Amos Tutuola's first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, appeared in 1952, it was presented without introduction yet aroused exceptional worldwide interest.
"Synopsis" by ,
When Amos Tutuola's first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, appeared in 1952, it aroused exceptional worldwide interest. Drawing on the West African Yoruba oral folktale tradition, Tutuola described the odyssey of a devoted palm-wine drinker through a nightmare of fantastic adventure. Since then, The Palm-Wine Drinkard has been translated into more than 15 languages and has come to be regarded as a masterwork of one of Africa's most influential writers. Tutuola's second novel, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, recounts the fate of mortals who stray into the world of ghosts, the heart of the tropical forest. Here, as every hunter and traveler knows, mortals venture at great peril, and it is here that a small boy is left alone.
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