215pp., paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (1989) 2018
Reprint of Guy Butler's collection of short stories set in the Karoo.
Guy Butler (1918-2001) was a South African poet, playwright and academic. From 1953 to 1978 he was Head of the English Department at Rhodes University. He edited "New Coin", a magazine of contemporary poetry, published several volumes of poetry including "Songs and Ballads", and "Pilgrimage to Dias Cross", and a number of plays including "Richard Gush of Salem", "Demea" and "Kaatjie Kekkelbek". He is also the author of "The Prophetic Nun", which chronicles the lives of several nuns, and three volumes of autobiography, "Karoo Morning", "Bursting World", and "A Local Habitation".