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- DescriptionImagine you are in an aeroplane at daybreak, your eyes blurred with sleep. The pilot has just anunced that the flight will be over in a few minutes. The city tilts towards you w. You catch a glimpse of street-lamps, cars silently torching the soft grey air, a few yellow windows in the massed darkness of buildings. As the plane veers towards the airport, you are filled with the sense of an entire city stirring from the intimacy of the night, about to blink at itself in the mirror, still indifferent to your presence though it will soon draw you down into the immediacy of its preoccupations. Now imagine that this is t a city of the present but a city of the past, your past; a place you have t lived in for decades, and which you are returning to as if it were still all it had ever been before you left. Imagine that the lights you see are your own glittering, floating memories, rising into focus across the foggy gap of absence, reminding you that despite all the years spent in ather place, your previous existence is still very much alive in your mind. I Remember King Kong (The Boxer) is a book of reminiscences which are, and could only be, South African in their timbre, scope and feeling. The memories, some personal and some public, will take you on a journey to a time and place that you'll savour long after you have put the book down.
- Author BiographyDavid Hirson is an author, actor and lecturer. Carcanet Press, published his first novel House Next Door to Africa in 1986.
- Author(s)Denis Hirson
- PublisherJacana Media (Pty) Ltd
- Date of Publication30/05/2005
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationJohannesburg
- Country of PublicationSouth Africa
- ImprintJacana Media
- Weight155 g
- Width135 mm
- Height190 mm
- Spine8 mm
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