South Wind (Modern Classics)

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9780140082029: South Wind (Modern Classics)

"The south wind blows constantly during the spring and summer. Hardly less constantly in autumn. And in winter, often for weeks on end." Douglas' famed novel of Capri, loved and derided in equal measure for its plot or lack thereof, is back in a palatable edition. Bishop Heard returns from Africa, making a stopover on the island of Nepenthe (Capris.) While there, he encounters the delightful chatter of expats, seeks, vaguely, his cousin, and witnesses the dire actions of an insidious character.

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Set in a secluded and isolated island, this is a marvelous piece of fiction. The inhabitants of the land, some natives and some expatriates live in their imaginary havens. Their happiness depends upon the lingering fantasies. The landscape is beautifully sketched before the readers.

About the Author:

Norman Douglas lived a long and scandalous life. Born in 1868, the son of a Scottish father and Austrian mother, he was a lifelong hedonist, and spent much of his time "hopping it" across borders to avoid arrest. Douglas was at once the most irascible, intolerant and kindest of men. He was also a writer of near-genius. He died in 1952.
Foreword writer Jan Morris is an acclaimed writer, whose many books (there are more than 30) include Venice, Oxford and much travel writing. Her latest novel, Hav, was published in 2006. She lives in Wales.

Norman Douglas lived a long and scandalous life. Born in 1868, the son of a Scottish father and Austrian mother, he was a lifelong hedonist, and spent much of his time 'hopping it' across borders to avoid arrest. Douglas was at once the most irascible, intolerant and kindest of men. He was also a writer of near-genius. He died in 1952.

The foreword writer Jan Morris is an acclaimed writer, whose many books (there are more than 30) include Venice, Oxford and much travel writing. Her latest novel, Hav, was published in 2006. She lives in Wales.

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Douglas, Norman
Published by Penguin Books (1987)
ISBN 10: 0140082026 ISBN 13: 9780140082029
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