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Bryce Courtenay (1933–2012)

Autor(a) de The Power of One

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About the Author

Bryce Courtenay was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 14, 1933. He studied journalism in London and then settled in Australia in 1958. Instead of becoming a journalist, he went into advertising and became a successful creative director. He won most of the local and international mostrar mais advertising awards and a gold medal for Best Documentary at the 1984 New York Film Festival. He started writing after he turned 50. His first novel, The Power of One, was adapted into a 1992 film starring Morgan Freeman and Stephen Dorff. His other novels include Jessica, The Potato Factory, Tommo and Hawk, Solomon's Song, Tandia, and Jack of Diamonds. In 1993, he wrote the non-fiction book April Fool's Day, which is a personal account of the death of his son Damon after he contracted AIDs from a routine blood transfusion. Courtenay died of stomach cancer on November 22, 2012 at the age of 79. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Bryce Courtenay

The Power of One (1989) 4,709 exemplares
Tandia (1992) 887 exemplares
The Potato Factory (1995) 852 exemplares
Jessica (1998) 679 exemplares
Tommo & Hawk (1997) 621 exemplares
April Fool's Day (1993) 581 exemplares
Solomon's Song (1999) 521 exemplares
Four Fires (2001) 475 exemplares
Matthew Flinders' Cat (2003) 437 exemplares
The Persimmon Tree (2007) 376 exemplares
Brother Fish (2004) 372 exemplares
Whitethorn (2005) 337 exemplares
Sylvia (2006) 331 exemplares
Fishing for Stars (2008) 215 exemplares
Smoky Joe's Cafe (1973) 200 exemplares
The Story of Danny Dunn (2009) 193 exemplares
Fortune Cookie (1657) 182 exemplares
The Family Frying Pan (1997) 180 exemplares
Jack of Diamonds (2012) 153 exemplares
A Recipe for Dreaming (1992) 71 exemplares
The Night Country (1998) 61 exemplares
The Australian Trilogy (2000) 55 exemplares
The Pitch (1992) 9 exemplares
The Power of One, Part 2 (1991) 2 exemplares
La Potencia de Uno 1 exemplar
The Power of One (2006) 1 exemplar
Tommo & Hawk a Format Head (2005) 1 exemplar
The Power of One. (1999) 1 exemplar

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I haven't read a lot of war related books so I can't really say where it is in that spectrum of books in that manner, but it painted a very hard hitting and sometimes harrowing picture of how the usage of chemical warfare had a lasting effect on anyone that had encountered it on all sides, as well as the emotional state of the soldiers upon return and how that affected them and their families. Was well written as all Bryce Courtenays books are but seemed much more of a political statement on the abysmal treatment of the Vietnan soldiers upon their return that just so happened to have a storyline in the background of it the whole plot climax and resolution hurriedly summed up in the last quarter of the book. Not bd by a long shot but definitely could have used more.… (mais)
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