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The Folly free pdf 'You can't rush the building of a new house. You've got to get the whole thing clear in the mind's eye.' Mr and Mrs Malgas are going quietly about their lives when an eccentric squatter called Nieuwenhuizen arrives on the vacant plot next to their home and plans to build an elaborate mansion. Slowly, Father, as Nieuwenhuizen likes to be called, draws Mr Malgas into his grand scheme, while Mrs Malgas keeps an anxious watch from her lounge window. When The folly first appeared it was read as an evocative allegory on the rise and fall of apartheid. Twenty years on, this remarkably open text is sure to strike a new set of chords. Grimly humorous and playfully serious, Ivan Vladislavic's classic first novel is a comic and philosophical masterpiece.

About Ivan Vladislvic

Ivan Vladislvic is a novelist, essayist and editor. His books include The Restless Supermarket, Portrait with Keys and Double Negative. Among his recent publications are Flashback Hotel, a compendium of early stories, and The Loss Library, a reflection on writing. He sometimes works with visual artists and has edited volumes on architecture and art. His work has won many prizes, including the University of Johannesburg Prize, the Sunday Times Fiction Prize and the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction.

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Author : Ivan Vladislvic
Publisher : Umuzi
Data Published : 01 May 2014
ISBN : 1415205345
EAN : 9781415205341
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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