(ISBN 10: 0395121078 / ISBN 13: 9780395121078 )
- Libraire : zenosbooks (San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
- Evaluation du vendeur :
- Quantité : 1
Au sujet du livre
Titre : Jungle Lovers
Éditeur : Houghton Mifflin, Boston
Date d'édition : 1971
Reliure : hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Boston. 1971. Houghton Mifflin. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 307 pages. hardcover. 0395121078. Cover by Push Pin Studios, Inc. keywords: Literature America. inventory # 21912. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Time magazines notice was particular; it spoke of riot and intrusion, an infant war: it named Malawi. So Malawi was important. Murder, the equatorial commonplace, mattered to the world; a rumor of death had put Malawi on the American projection of the map, as tulips had done for Holland. It is in Malawi, a tiny Central African republic caught between dictator and agitator, that Paul Therouxs brilliant new novel takes place. Here are tested the ideals of two men, an American fired with zeal to dispense life insurance to Africans and a messianic white revolutionary whose specialty is bombs. When Calvin Mullet of Homemakers Mutual is taken prisoner by the ruthless Marais and attempts to sell him a policy, their lives become strangely and irrevocably linked. One pursues his guerrilla war and the other his proselytization of instant security. But each in his own way is forced to see how inadequate his ideals are and must face the apathy or malice of those whom he believed he could save. Tied to the spartan life and harsh judgments of the mercenary leader, Marais fights bitterly to hold together his ragged band of Africans and maintain their purpose. For Calvin, life becomes, if not easier, less rigorous once he recognizes the futility of his ambitions and turns to the slovenly comforts of Auntie Zeebas Eating House, the congenial brothel where he makes a home for his black wife. But when, finally, the manuscript which Calvin has toyed with and rejected in disgust - - the fictitious diary of a downtrodden and uninsured African -- is stolen and adopted as the bible of Maraiss followers, it appears inevitable that the American should be drawn into the impending explosion of violence. Paul Edward Theroux (born April 10, 1941) is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best known work of travel writing is perhaps The Great Railway Bazaar (1975). He has published numerous works of fiction, some of which were made into feature films. He was awarded the 1981 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel The Mosquito Coast. He is the father of British authors and documentary makers Louis Theroux and Marcel Theroux, the brother of authors Alexander Theroux and Peter Theroux, and uncle to the American actor and screenwriter Justin Theroux. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. N° de réf. du libraire 21912
Librairie et conditions de vente
Modes de paiement
Le libraire accepte les modes de paiement suivants :
- American Express
- Carte Bleue
Libraire : zenosbooks
Adresse : San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Vendeur AbeBooks depuis : 24 mars 1997
Evaluation du vendeur :
Conditions de vente : All books subject to prior sale. Visa/Mastercard/Discover/American Express now accepted VIA PAYPAL, or check with order in U.S. dollars. Credit card customers please include billing address. We generally ship priority mail (1st class) for orders within the USA and charge $6.00 for the first book, $2.00 for each additional book. If you would like your book(s) shipped via Media Rate you must indicate that to us. International orders are shipped U.S. Postal Service Global Priority unless otherwise instructed. ... [Pour plus d'information]
Conditions de livraison : Les commandes sont généralement expédiées sous deux jours. Les frais de port sont calculés sur la base d'un livre = un kilo. Les frais de port affichés au moment de la commande sont indicatifs. Au cas où livres commandés seraient particulièrement lourds ou imposants, vous serez informé que des frais de transports supplémentaires sont nécessaires.
Hadrian the Seventh
Rolfe, Frederick William
The Elephanta Suite
The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes: A Paper Chase
Une partie du contenu de cette page est propriété exclusive de Muze Inc. Certaines données sont également fournies par Baker & Taylor, Inc. Copyright 1995-2006 Muze Inc. Limité à l'usage personnel et non-commercial. Tous droits réservés. Le contenu relatif aux livres est la propriété de Baker & Taylor, Inc. et de ses affiliés, il est soumis au Copyright et est protégé par les lois applicables sur les droits d'auteur.
Une partie du contenu de cette page est propriété exclusive de VNU Entertainment Media (UK) Ltd., 2006, Georg Lingenbrink GmbH & Co., Tite Live, S.A. ou Informazioni Editoriali S.p.A. Tous droits réservés.