Snake Wine: A Singapore Episode (1955) (1st ed)

S$85.00

Snake Wine: A Singapore Episode (1955) (1st ed)

S$85.00

Title: Snake Wine: A Singapore Episode

Author: Patrick Anderson

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London, 1955. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, with dust jacket. Very good. Dust jacket has minor edgewear, with a few closed tears and bits of bumping. With inscription on fly leaf. Text clean, binding tight. (the image is not representative of the book, which is in much better condition).

SKU: snakewine Categories: , , Tag:

Description

Extract from blurb:

Patrick Anderson plunges us into a variegated, hilarious and often haunted world of rat-infested midnight streets, shady cosmopolitans, shopkeepers and Colonial Servants, gay and earnest students: his range includes not only the everyday, with its personal irritations and political controversies, but also the poetry of flowers, temples, strange animals and beautiful people. For a while, he lived in a lonely house on the edge of bandit-infested jungle, and his account of this is one of the most fascinating things in the book.

Contents:

  1. A Sequence of Letters
  2. The Keys of Ah Ting
  3. Down Orchard Road
  4. The Cannas on the Campus
  5. Matins with the Monkey God
  6. Buying a Monkey
  7. Profile of a City
  8. I move to the Jungle
  9. The House
  10. The Silence of Ah Tum
  11. Chinese Babies
  12. The Babies