London: Secker & Warburg, 1982. First UK Edition. Hardcover. First Impression. Tall, slim 8vo: ,125,pp. Publisher's brown cloth, spine stamped in gilt, in a copper-colored typographic dust jacket. A Very Fine unread copy, in a Fine price-clipped jacket with barely a hint of fading to the spine panel. As New / Fine. Item #BB1092
The Nobel Prize-winning South African author's dauntingly complex debut novel, first published in Johannesburg, in 1974. Actually, two conjoined novellas: “The Vietnam Project," centering on Eugene Dawn, a military specialist working to produce a strategic report on American propaganda policy for the Vietnam War, and “The Narrative of Jacobus Coetzee," chronicling the journeys of a white explorer into the heart of southern Africa during the eighteenth century. Taken together, the two novellas "invite us to compare and contrast the forms of colonialism and imperialism under discussion." (The Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.