De spiegel André Brink

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De spiegel  by  André Brink

De spiegel by André Brink
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Three provocative and interconnected stories from one of the worlds greatest living writers:A white painter in Africa comes to his studio in the afternoon. On his doorstep, he sees a woman with curly hair and a dark complexion. He has never seenMoreThree provocative and interconnected stories from one of the worlds greatest living writers:A white painter in Africa comes to his studio in the afternoon.

On his doorstep, he sees a woman with curly hair and a dark complexion. He has never seen her before, but she embraces him. As he steps past her, two strange children rush to his feet yelling Daddy! This family welcomes him home, but he knows none of them.On the other side of Cape Town, a white man pulls himself out of bed and toward his mirror, where he is confronted by his suddenly black face.A concert pianist falls passionately in love with the celebrated singer he works beside, but cannot bring himself to touch her, until one night they sit down to eat dinner, and look up to see themselves surrounded by armed men.This stunning new novel is Brink at his best.One of the most important and prolific voices from South Africa over several decades.

-Library JournalSouth African novelist Brink is a master stylist. -Publishers WeeklyIf you want to get the feeling of South Africa, as strongly as Camus gives you the feeling of Algiers, you will turn to André Brink. -TribuneBrink describes calamities and absurdities of the apartheid system with a cold lucidity that in no way interferes with high emotion and daring flights of the imagination.-Mario Vargas Llosa, New York Times Book Review (20080801)



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