Titre : THE DREAM AND THE DESERT
Éditeur : Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston
Date d'édition : 1954
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, cloth. First U.S. edition. The author's second book in English and first collection of fiction, consisting of seven stories, a short play, and a nouvelle ("The Dream"). Krige was South African and published many books in Afrikaans. Some of the stories in the present collection are set in his native country. At least two have fantasy content. "The Dream" describes a young boy's coming to terms with mortality, a process aided by a dream which is described at some length and with a considerable amount of fantastic detail; "The Invisible Shepherd" follows another young boy, a shepherd and orphan, who discovers some magical objects in a cave, including a cap that confers invisibility. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with shelf wear at edges. (#112885). N° de réf. du libraire 112885
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