His work communicates a unique, poignant flavour that has touched the hearts of all South Africans. Here are the sounds and smells of the platteland, the rough voices, the open skies.Compelled by Edgar Allan Poe and inspired by the Western Transvaal, his wildness, subtlety, defiance and -playful dreaming caper through the pages……
About the author:
Herman Charles Bosman (1905 – October 14, 1951) was a South African writer and journalist who became famous for capturing the rhythms of backveld Afrikaans speech even though he wrote in English. He is widely regarded as the greatest short story writer to come out of South Africa. Many of his stories have a sting in the tail.
He was born at Kuilsrivier, near Cape Town. While still young, his family moved to Johannesburg where he went to school at Jeppe Boys High School in Kensington. He was a contributor to the school magazine. When he was 16, he started writing amusing short stories for the national Sunday newspaper (the Sunday Times). He attended the University of the Witwatersrand submitting various pieces to student’s literary competitions.
Hardcover. 2 volumes. Very good. Internally free from any ink inscriptions, pages white and bright. Binding solid. Dust Jacket Condition. Good, slightly sunned (see our OWN photograph for quality control) The slipcase is a little bumped, but intact. Both copies are neat, clean and very presentable.