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Portrait With Keys

ISBN 
9781415200209
Format 
Trade Paperback
Recommended Price 
R180.00
Published 
January 1980
About the book: 

Portrait with keys consists of 138 numbered short texts, each addressing life in Johannesburg. The time frame stretches from recollections of the late 1970s to the immediate present. 

The protagonist is, in most instances, the author himself, although there are dozens of other characters with whom he shares encounters and interactions.

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About the Author

Ivan Vladislavić is a novelist, essayist and editor. He lives in Johannesburg where he is a Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing at the University of the Witwatersrand.

His books include The Folly, The Restless Supermarket, Portrait with Keys and Double Negative. Among his recent publications are Flashback Hotel, a compendium of early stories, and The Loss Library, a reflection on writing. He has edited volumes on architecture and art. His work has won several prizes, including the University of Johannesburg Prize, the Sunday Times  Fiction Prize and the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction. In 2015, he was awarded Yale University's Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction.

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