This Exhilarating Novel By Prize Winning Author Ivan Vladislavi Is A Linguistic Tour De Force, A Spectacular Carnival Of Post Modern Commentary, Urban Satire, Riotous Imagery And Outrageous Wordplay Set In Hillbrow During The Tumultuous Years Of Apartheid S Demise, The Rapid Changes Taking Place Both In The Neighbourhood And The Country Are Charted By Staid, Conservative Aubrey Tearle, A Retired Proofreader Whose Life Has Been Devoted To Reading Telephone Directories Obsessed With What He Terms Corrigenda Mistakes That Crop Up With Increasing Frequency As Standards Decline He Embarks On A Grandiose Plan To Enlighten His Fellow Citizens, With Disastrous, Hilarious And Poignant ResultsDemonstrating A Cervantes Like Knack For Creating Innocents Who Tilt At Windmills, Vladislavi Continues To Demonstrate The Dazzling And Unique Talent Seen In His Previous Writings As He Explores The Age Old Theme Of How Individuals Respond When Things Fall Apart And What Can Occur When Language Itself Is In A State Of Flux This Highly Original Novel Reflects Post Apartheid, Post Modern Writing At Its Best
Ivan Vladislavi is a novelist, essayist and editor He lives in Johannesburg where he is a Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand His books include The Folly, The Restless Supermarket, Portrait with Keys and Double Negative Among his recent publications are Flashback Hotel, a compendium of early stories The Loss Library, a reflection on writing and 101 Detectives, a collection of new short stories He has edited volumes on architecture and art His work has won several prizes, including the University of Johannesburg Prize, the Sunday Times Fiction Prize and the Alan Paton Award for non fiction In 2015, he was awarded the Windham Campbell Prize for fiction by Yale University.
- 304 pages
- The Restless Supermarket
- Ivan Vladislavić
- 02 July 2019 Ivan Vladislavić