First edition of Australian classic with beautiful dedication to Ludo Pieterse, “de rode havenbaron”.
Condition: original stapled publication with 35 pages of typescript, printed recto only. Not dated. Wrappers and part of the book are quite foxed. With nice dedication showing Braddon knew a bit of Dutch as well;
“To Ludo -/who doesn't believe/in anarchy but whom I forgive/because he is a God verdomme!/sincerely/Russ”.
¶ Russell Reading Braddon (25 January 1921 - 20 March 1995) was an Australian writer of novels, biographies and TV scripts. His chronicle of his four years as a prisoner of war, The Naked Island, sold more than 2 million copies.
Braddon was born in Sydney, the son of a barrister. He served in the Malayan campaign during World War II. He was held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese in Pudu and Changi prisons and on the Thailand-Burma Railway between 1942 and 1945. During this time he met Ronald Searle, whose Changi sketches illustrate The Naked Island.
This Song of War is his first publication probably published just after the war. It is a report of his prisoner of war experience and can be seen as an exercise to The Naked Island and it was later incorporated in End of a Hate (1958).
- Nombre de livres
- Auteur/ Illustrateur
- Russell Braddon
- Titre du livre
- Song of War
- État raisonnable
- Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
- 1ère édition
- Langue originale
- Eigen Beheer
- Couverture souple
- Nombre de pages
- 26×20 cm