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A Writer in Stone


"This collection should be in all libraries, public and private, and ought to be available at all SA’s diplomatic offices.”

Financial Mail


As Lionel Abrahams turns 70, South African writers salute his influence on their literary careers. This book brings together poetry and fiction chosen to reflect this great man's rocklike impact. From the chilling journeythrough bleakness in Peter Wilhelm's 'Zeke in Yugoslavia' to the ironic joy in Pnina Fenster's 'The Killing of Cowboy Kate', this broad stretch is an engaging and enjoyable tour across the magnificent terrain of South Africa's established and emerging writes.

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Publishing information:

Cape Town - David Philip Publishers, 1998

Reviews

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A Writer in Stone does [Abrahams] proud.”

The Sunday Independent

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"The quality of contributions to A Writer in Stone is a fitting tribute to one of South Africa’s foremost literary figures.”

City Press

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"One of the loveliest birthday presents anyone has ever received."

Sawubona

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"A moving and unusual tribute to an extraordinary man."

Sunday Times

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“This collection reflects the rich literary sphere in which Abrahams has been so influential.... a section has been cut through SA literature, revealing more of what has been happening than any other representative anthology, though the focus intends to reflect the impact of a single person’s work upon others. What has been compiled as a tribute to an individual can be read as a celebration of four decades of local literature. This collection should be in all libraries, public and private, and ought to be available at all SA’s diplomatic offices.”

 Financial Mail

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“Weighty tribute to a South African Poet.”

Natal Witness

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"A valuable addition to holdings in South African literature."

The African Book Publishing Record

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"A richly varied tribute ... some true gems to be found."

JM Coetzee

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