The Palm-Wine Drinkard-9780571311538

The Palm-Wine Drinkard

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This classic novel tells the phantasmagorical story of an alcoholic man and his search for his dead palm-wine tapster. As he travels through the land of the dead, he encounters a host of supernatural and often terrifying beings - among them the complete gentleman who returns his body parts to their owners and the insatiable hungry-creature. Mixing Yoruba folktales with what T.S. Eliot described as a 'creepy crawly imagination', The Palm-Wine Drinkard is regarded as the seminal work of African literature. 'Brief, thronged, grisly and bewitching.' Dylan Thomas, Observer' Tutuola's art conceals - or rather clothes - his purpose, as all good art must do.' Chinua Achebe

Author: Tutuola, Amos, Soyinka, Wole, Binding: Paperback, Imprint: Faber & Faber, Series: N/A, Publisher: FABER & FABER , Published: 03/07/2014, Pagination: 144 pages, Classification: Fiction & related items, Country of Publication: United Kingdom