Posts under ‘1960s’

When Rain Clouds Gather by Bessie Head

Five words from the blurb: Botswana, outsiders, help, community, farming When Rain Clouds Gather is an African classic. It was […]

The Wall by Marlen Haushofer

  Translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside Five words from the blurb: woman, solitude, survival, dystopian, parable The Wall was […]

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima

Translated from the Japanese by John Nathan Five words from the blurb: savage, boys, mother, affair, sailor Yukio Mishima is […]

The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea by Randolph Stow

Five words from the blurb: Australia, remote, war, disillusioned, restless I hadn’t heard of The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea until […]

Roseanna by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo

Translated from the Swedish by Lois Roth Five words from the blurb: detective, Sweden, crime, strangled, boat Martin Beck is […]

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Five words from the blurb: American, family, murdered, crime, killers In Cold Blood is a modern classic. I’d heard so many […]