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  • Author:
    Etienne van Heerden,Catherine Knox
  • ISBN:
    0060529733
  • ISBN13:
    978-0060529734
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    Regan Books/HarperCollins; 1 edition (February 1, 2003)
  • Pages:
    448 pages
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Van Heerden is brilliantly served by his translator, Catherine Knox, who . All in all, Van Heerden may have invented a new form for the Afrikaans novel

Van Heerden is brilliantly served by his translator, Catherine Knox, who renders his overheated Afrikaans into a kind of over-ripe English. Yearsonend is a place where time runs both ways and the living and the dead move to and fro simultaneously, across the crowded canvas of this very painterly novel. The contorted plot doesn't really matter in a novel that is made up of shifting tableaux of freaks, fire and angels. All in all, Van Heerden may have invented a new form for the Afrikaans novel. Not so much magic realism - something rather closer to "marijuana realism".

Etienne van Heerden is Afrikaans; thus, this book is set in Several months ago, I was perusing the new books . In the same way that 100 Years of Solitude is both a story about a town and a family, so is The Long Silence of Mario Salviati

Etienne van Heerden is Afrikaans; thus, this book is set in Several months ago, I was perusing the new books section of Barnes and Nobles, and this book stood out to me. It’s a little larger than a regular trade paperback, and has a bright yellow and orange spine, with bold, black, gothic script writing. In the same way that 100 Years of Solitude is both a story about a town and a family, so is The Long Silence of Mario Salviati. The town is called Yearsonend, and the book tells the story of this town as it is framed by its two most notorious families, the Bergs and the Pistoriuses. Also like 100 Years of Solitude, there is an element of the fantastic to some of the stories of the town.

With extraordinary imagination and lyricism, Etienne van Heerden captures the . The long silence of Mario Salviati.

The long silence of Mario Salviati. Last year, van Heerden won South Africa's M-Net Book Prize for this novel, translated here into English. The inhabitants of isolated Yearsonend are trapped in a past of greed, murder, prejudice, and. بعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات.

Etienne van Heerden is Afrikaans; thus, this book is set in South Africa in a time just after the Apartheid

Etienne van Heerden is Afrikaans; thus, this book is set in South Africa in a time just after the Apartheid. Like Big Karl’s rushing water, I raced to the end gathering speed and enthusiasm.

Explore our list of South African Fiction Books at Barnes & Noble®. Tiphanie Yanique is the recipient of the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize presented by The Center for Fiction for her debut novel

Explore our list of South African Fiction Books at Barnes & Noble®. Title: Long Silence of Mario Salviati: A Novel, Author: Etienne van Heerden. South African Fiction, African Fiction, Books. Tiphanie Yanique is the recipient of the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize presented by The Center for Fiction for her debut novel. Through the voices and lives of its native people, Yanique offers an affecting narrative of the Virgin Islands that pulses with life, vitality, and a haunting evocation of place.

by Etienne van Heerden & translated by Catherine Knox. Relying on allegory and a labored magic realism, van Heerden (Ancestral Voices, 1992) tells a story both of the old South Africa and the new one, vital and optimistic about the future

by Etienne van Heerden & translated by Catherine Knox. Relying on allegory and a labored magic realism, van Heerden (Ancestral Voices, 1992) tells a story both of the old South Africa and the new one, vital and optimistic about the future. Among the characters in the village of Yearsonend are ghostly ones from the past like Captain Gird, an English painter of South African wildlife in the early 19th century; his bushman guide, Slingshot X!am; the gold-obsessed General Taljaard, who has fought in all his country’s wars; and Granny Siela Pedi, who, after capture by Boer soldiers, fell in love.

Etienne van Heerden has woven touches of magic realism into the appealing history of the town of Yearsonend, a dusty little nowhere . Mario Salviati" is a charming, touching book, nicely written, well-translated, and different.

Etienne van Heerden has woven touches of magic realism into the appealing history of the town of Yearsonend, a dusty little nowhere town on the stony plains of the Karoo, making us realize that magic realism has not run out of steam, and that in the hands of some writers it still has the power to amaze and amuse. Word of an astonishing. sculpture appearing the yard of a local eccentric brings art administrator Ingi Friedlander from Cape Town with the aim of acquiring the piece for South Africa's new parliament houses.

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Van Heerden has published two books of poetry, two books of short stories, a collection of cabaret songs, theoretical and academic work . Die Swye van Mario Salviati (English: The Long Silence of Mario Salviati) (2000, 2003). In Stede van die Liefde (2005).

Van Heerden has published two books of poetry, two books of short stories, a collection of cabaret songs, theoretical and academic work, and novels.

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The Long Silence of Mario Salviati. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove The Long Silence of Mario Salviati from your list? The Long Silence of Mario Salviati. by Etienne van Heerden. Published February 17, 2004 by Regan Books.

Journeying to a remote mountain village to purchase a sculpture of mysterious origins, art curator Ingi Friedlander learns about an elusive treasure trove and befriends a blind, deaf, and mute immigrant who holds the key to local secrets.

Ylal
This is a big-screen multi-generational novel in the style of James Michener and with an atmosphere of the American Wild West. But it’s set in South Africa and translated from the Dutch because the author is of Afrikaans descent. We get a lot of local color of the Little Karoo, a unique landscape semi-arid steppe area that had its 15 minutes of fame and prosperity in the late 1800s’ when it exported ostrich and other bird feathers to European fashion capitals. And how’s this for a cast of characters: Titty X!am; Lost Cause Moloi; Dumb Eyetie; Obliging Edith; Jonty Jack; Freckleface Pistorius; Granny Soulful Pedi. There’s a genealogy chart to help keep track.

The story begins when an improbable artist claims that a wooden carving magically appeared outside his rural isolated studio. A young Jewish woman who works for an art museum comes out from the big city to investigate and gets caught up in the surreal world of these backlanders living in quasi-isolation and still fighting family feuds and holding family secrets that go back a century.

It’s a book about blacks and whites, mixed-race folks and class. A search for lost gold. Stories of great men and their big engineering schemes. The transition from horses to cars. Italian POWs who were housed in the area in World War II who stayed on and blended into the population. There’s a touch of magical realism – folks get visited by a sulfur-smelling angel. The specter of the century-old Boer War (Dutch settlers vs. the English) hangs over the story. The author’s earlier work, Ancestral Voices, which I also reviewed, is kind of a “dry run” for this more fully-developed and much longer story.
terostr
A book like "The Long Silence of Mario Salviati" suggests that there must be a number of very interesting novelists writing in Afrikaans. Etienne van Heerden has woven touches of magic realism into the appealing history of the town of Yearsonend, a dusty little nowhere town on the stony plains of the Karoo, making us realize that magic realism has not run out of steam, and that in the hands of some writers it still has the power to amaze and amuse.
Word of an astonishing sculpture appearing the yard of a local eccentric brings art administrator Ingi Friedlander from Cape Town with the aim of acquiring the piece for South Africa's new parliament houses. She is surprised when its discoverer, an impish fellow named Jonty Jack Burgh, not only refuses to sell it, he won't even show it to her. Not one to give up easily, Ingi sticks around and becomes entranced by the strange tales swirling around the tiny town which involve, among other things, gold, a man entombed in a cave with four horses and a carriage, the decorative feather industry, and a deaf, mute, and blind former Italian prisoner of war named Mario Salviati.
Ingi's poking around has the whole town on edge, including the local angel--a beaky fellow who spends most of his days picking at fleas on his wing feathers. The Yearsonenders see themselves as a closed-mouthed crew but in fact they are not, and Ingi collects a great deal of information. Might she be just be the person who has to release Yearsonend from its guilty trance? Or should she just run like hell and risk returning to Cape Town without the sculpture?
We don't get to read much non-topical literature from South Africa, and this novel is an interesting slice of pre-and-post Apartheid 20th century. "Mario Salviati" is a charming, touching book , nicely written, well-translated, and different.
Thundershaper
I like to read novels from other countries and I picked this up solely because the author was from South Africa. I was not disappointed. The story moves back and forth in time, touching on the Boer War, World War Two and contemporary South Africa. In doing so, the novel deals with war, racism, greed, and ultimately shows how we are all inescapably tied to the past, both our own past and that of our family, community and country. For Americans, many of the historical references will be only vaguely familiar but are so very important in that part of the world. There is also an element of magical realism in the novel, with characters that transcend all time periods, and some sort of angel-man who seems to guard and haunt the inhabitants of the town simultaneously. Overall, I liked the novel quite a bit and would recommend it.