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About this product
- DescriptionThe first of these two vels is about a painter, Brazilian by birth and British by adoption, living and working in London with his wife, whose equally varied spiritual and cultural inheritance complements his. Wilson Harris evokes with vividness and characteristic imaginative power the daily life and landscape of the city. The setting of Genesis of the Clowns returns to the jungle hinterland of its author's native Guyana. A government surveyor and his gang, for whose work and well-being he is responsible, are exploring and recording the course and currents of the remote upper reaches of the ancient rivers. Unexpected incidents and tensions in the formal and personal relationships between the surveyor and his men have mysterious consequences with effects and implications far beyond the immediate time and place.
- Author BiographyWilson Harris was born in 1921 in Guyana, where he studied at Queen's College, Georgetown. After graduating he became a government surveyor and later a lecturer and writer. He moved to England in 1959, where he published his first novel, Palace of the Peacock which was the first of a quartet of novels, all due to be reissued by Faber Finds.
- Author(s)Wilson Harris
- PublisherFaber & Faber
- Date of Publication17/03/2011
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFaber & Faber
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight328 g
- Width126 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
- Edition StatementMain
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