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Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
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Bradbury, RAY

October Country

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Welcome to a land Ray Bradbury calls "the Undiscovered Country" of his imagination--that vast territory of ideas, concepts, notions and conceits where the stories you now hold were born. America's premier living author of short fiction, Bradbury has spent many lifetimes in this remarkable place--strolling through empty, shadow-washed fields at midnight; exploring long-forgotten rooms gathering dust behind doors bolted years ago to keep strangers locked out.. and secrets locked in. The nights are longer in this country. The cold hours of darkness move like autumn mists deeper and deeper toward winter. But the moonlight reveals great magic here--and a breathtaking vista. "The October Country" is many places: a picturesque Mexican village where death is a tourist attraction; a city beneath the city where drowned lovers are silently reunited; a carnival midway where a tiny man's most cherished fantasy can be fulfilled night after night. "The October Country's" inhabitants live, dream, work, die--and sometimes live again--discovering, often too late, the high price of citizenship. Here a glass jar can hold memories and nightmares; a woman's newborn child can plot murder; and a man's skeleton can war against him. Here there is no escaping the dark stranger who lives upstairs...or the reaper who wields the world. Each of these stories is a wonder, imagined by an acclaimed tale-teller writing from a place shadows. But there is astonishing beauty in these shadows, born from a prose that enchants and enthralls. Ray Bradbury's "The October Country" is a land of metaphors that can chill like a long-after-midnight wind...as they lift the reader high above a sleeping Earth on the strange wings ofUncle Einar.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Homesteading the October Country ix
The Dwarf
1(16)
The Next in Line
17(44)
The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse
61(14)
Skeleton
75(22)
The Jar
97(19)
The Lake
116(8)
The Emissary
124(11)
Touched with Fire
135(17)
The Small Assassin
152(25)
The Crowd
177(13)
Jack-in-the-Box
190(23)
The Scythe
213(19)
Uncle Einar
232(11)
The Wind
243(14)
The Man Upstairs
257(16)
There Was an Old Woman
273(18)
The Cistern
291(10)
Homecoming
301(18)
The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone
319
Extra informatie: 
Hardback
334 pagina's
Januari 1999
408 gram
191 x 152 x 32 mm
William Morrow & Co us

Levertijd: 4 tot 8 werkdagen