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Dusklands (original 1974; edition 1985)
by J.M. Coetzee
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140071148, Paperback)In these two novellas he distils the absurdity and horror of scientific evangelism and heroic exploration united in a terrible marriage of destruction. By the author of "Life and Times of Michael K" winner of the Booker Prize.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:51:34 -0400)
This work contains two novellas. In the first, a specialist in psychological warfare is driven to murderous action by the stresses of a macabre project to win the Vietnam War, and in the second, a megalomaniac Boer frontiersman wreaks hideous vengeance on a Hottentot tribe.
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