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The Radiance of the King (New York Review Books Classics)


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At the beginning of this masterpiece of African literature, Clarence, a white man, has been shipwrecked on the coast of Africa. Flush with self-importance, he demands to see the king, but the king has just left for the south of his realm. Traveling through an increasingly phantasmagoric landscape in the company of a beggar and two roguish boys, Clarence is gradually stripped of his pretensions, until he is sold to the royal harem as a slave. But in the end Clarence’s bewildering journey is the occasion of a revelation, as he discovers the image, both shameful and beautiful, of his own humanity in the alien splendor of the king.

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Manufacturer:NYRB Classics
Publisher:NYRB Classics
Studio:NYRB Classics
EAN:9781590174555
Item Weight:0.7 pounds
Item Size:0.68 x 7.96 x 7.96 inches
Package Weight:0.75 pounds
Package Size:5 x 0.7 x 0.7 inches

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