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?Surely one of the most ingenious love letters?full of violence, fear, humour, and cunning?ever addressed to a city.? ?Geoff DyerThis dazzling portrait of Johannesburg is one of the most haunting, poetic pieces of reportage about a metropolis since Suketu Mehta?s Maximum City. Through precisely crafted snapshots, Ivan Vladislavic observes the unpredictable, day-today transformation of his embattled city: the homeless using manholes as cupboards, a public statue slowly cannibalized for scrap. Most poignantly he charts the small, devastating changes along the postapartheid streets: walls grow higher, neighborhoods are gated off, the keys multiply. Security?insecurity??is the growth industry. Vladislavic, described as ?one of the most imaginative minds at work in South African literature today? (André Brink), delivers ?one of the best things ever written about a great, if schizophrenic, city, and an utterly true picture of the new South Africa? (Christopher Hope).
Über den Autor: Born in Pretoria in 1957, Ivan Vladislavic has published five works of fiction. Portrait with Keys was shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize and won the Alan Paton, South Africa?s major nonfiction award. He lives in Johannesburg.
Buchbeschreibung Granta Books, 2007. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Sehr gut Leichte Lagerspuren - Suitable for those who want to put their faith in a writer who knows - and loves - his city from the inside out: Suketu Mehta's 'Maximum City', Edmund White's 'The Flaneur', Orhan Pamuk's 'Istanbul', and Joseph Brodsky's 'Watermark'. 208 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. INF1000921834