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Laurens Van Der Post

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  • Feather Fallby Laurens Van Der Post

    Random House 2013; US$ 27.18

    This Van Der Post 'reader', thematically organised to reflect the patterns and themes which have influenced his life and his writing, distils the essence of the writer, thinker, spiritual guru and man of action. This evocative and thought-provoking selection, combining short paragraphs and longer passages is chosen with love and insight from his published... more...

  • In A Provinceby Laurens Van Der Post

    Random House 2013; US$ 23.98

    Last year the rain went away. It became very dry; there was no water and the sun killed the crops of my father. Leaving the kraal and misty Valley of a Thousand Hills, Kenon has come to Port Benjamin in search of work. In Johan he finds a master and a friend. For a time it seems their unorthodix friendship can break down the barrier between... more...

  • Journey Into Russiaby Laurens Van Der Post

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.78

    Laurens Van Der Post takes us behind the iron curtain of Soviet officialdom in a quest to discover the real Russia - a land full of enigma and secrecy, but treasured by its ordinary people. more...

  • The Voice Of The Thunderby Laurens Van Der Post

    Random House 2013; US$ 25.58

    From the beginning, Lauren Van Der Post has been aware of a dimension in life far longer and more significant than the outer eventfulness of everyday living. His perception of life's mysterious power began with the Bushman, the first people of his native Africa, and grew in the universal imagery of dreams, the fertile legends and stories of ancient... more...

  • A Far Off Placeby Laurens Van Der Post

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.98

    The whole of A Far- Off Place is charged with the power and magic and beauty of Africa. Driven with appalling violence from his home by "freedom fighters" François Joubert, a boy about to become a man, who is deeply learned in the life and ways of the bush, embarks on a long and terrible journey. He is accompanied by Nonnie, the young daughter... more...

  • A Mantis Carolby Laurens Van Der Post

    Random House 2011; US$ 20.78

    Presented together now for the first time, Laurens van der Post's collected writings will reveal as never before the fullness of his perceptive, wise and remarkably consistent vision. In all of them his inspiration has been that of an adventurous pioneer exploring not just the outward aspects of a turbulent and troubled world but, at a deeper level,... more...

  • A Story Like The Windby Laurens Van Der Post

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.98

    This is a story of an almost vanished Africa; a world of myth and magic in which the indigenous peoples of the continent lived for uncountable centuries before the Europeans came to shatter it. The main character is a boy who has a relationship with this Africa not unlike Kipling's Kim with the antique world of India. François Joubert,... more...

  • Flamingo Featherby Laurens Van Der Post

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.98

    Flamingo Feather , which Laurens van der Post dedicated to the 'fast vanishing Africa' of his boyhood, is a story of adventure - adventure unfolded in the great tradition of story-telling. It is the tale of two white hunters - one old, experienced and wise, one young and resolute - who suspect that something evil is being prepared on... more...

  • The Night Of The New Moonby Laurens Van Der Post

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.78

    This book is the remarkable story of his experiences in the prison camp, but it is also a meditation on the morality of the Bomb, a compassionate and moving contemplation of human violence. more...

  • The Seed and the Sowerby Laurens Van Der Post

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.78

    What follows is the story of two British officers whose spirit the Japanese try to break. Yet out of all the violence and misery strange bonds are forged between prisoners - and their gaolers. In a battle for survival that becomes a battle of contrasting wills and philosophies as the intensity of the men's relationships develop. more...