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palm-wine drinkard and his dead palm-wine tapster in the Dead"s Town

by Amos Tutuola

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Published by Grove Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nigeria
    • Subjects:
    • Yoruba (African people) -- Fiction.,
    • Wine and wine making -- Fiction.,
    • Folklore -- Fiction.,
    • Nigeria -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementAmos Tutuola.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9387.9.T8 P3 1984
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 130 p. ;
      Number of Pages130
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3188102M
      ISBN 100394621689
      LC Control Number83049449

      "The Palm-Wine Drinkard" (subtitled "and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town") is the novel that gained Nigeria n writer Amos Tutuola acclaim in the West and criticism at home. The book was based on Yoruba folktales, but was largely his own invention using Pidgin English prose. It told the mythological story of a man who follows a palm wine tapster into the land of the dead or "Deads. Buy The Palm-Wine Drinkard: And His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town Reissue by Tutuola, Amos (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(23).

      Palm-wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-wine Tapster in the Dead's Town Study Guide by The palm-wine drinkard and his dead palm-wine tapster in the. on Tutuola's The Palm-Wine Drinkard and Okri's The Famished Road to show how the folkore is employed in their. Chinua Achebe manifestly expresses his belief that. The Palm-wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-wine Tapster in the Dead's Town Black cat book: Author: Amos Tutuola: Publisher: Grove Press, ISBN: , Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan5/5(2).

      This week, we move to consider Amos Tutuola's weird yet groundbreaking novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard and his Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Deads' it first appeared in , the reviews were a mixture of astonishment and admiration; Dylan Thomas famously proclaimed it a "brief, thronged, grisly and bewitching story," and other reviews were also quite positive; others called it a Author: Russell Potter. The Palm-Wine Drinkard () About book: This is a fascinating book, in many ways unlike anything I have ever read and yet also very familiar. The book is narrated by the Drinkard. The first thing that strikes you (within the opening sentences) is that this is a non-judgemental world.


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Published inAmos Tutuola's The Palm-Wine Drinkard is the first African novel to be published in English outside of Africa. It is subtitled "and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town". It is subtitled "and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town"/5().

The Palm-Wine Drinkard, in full The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead’s Town, novel by Amos Tutuola, published in and since translated into many n in the English of the Yoruba oral tradition, the novel was the first Nigerian book to achieve international fame. The story is a classic quest tale in which the hero, a lazy boy who likes to spend.

The Palm-wine Drinkard is a myth and cannot really be read as a novel. It is in style and contents very similar to the numerous myths relayed by Joseph Campbell in his volumes of Mythology, The Masks of God.

But Amos Tutola offers no explanations and so the reader is left in the dark/5(23). The Palm-Wine Drinkard was written by Amos Tutuola. It is a story about a young man from a rich family. The wealthy son drinks as much as he pleases because he has a palm-wine tapster for his own.

Amos Tutuola, (bornAbeokuta, Nigeria—died June 8,Ibadan, Nigeria), Nigerian author of richly inventive is best known for the novel The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Deads’ Town (), which was the first Nigerian book to achieve international fame.

Tutuola had only six years of formal schooling and wrote completely outside the. The young palm-wine drinkard drinks truly staggering amounts of palm-wine until the day his tapster dies.

The drinkard goes off on a quest to find the tapster, journeying through a dangerous jungle and fighting many scary monsters on his way to Deads' Town.

Although the tapster does not return with. We have before us a book with a peculiar name. It is called The Palm-Wine Drinkard and his dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead’s Town, by Amos Tutuola. Let us gather around this object and poke it with a stick — but gingerly, because at any moment it may transform itself into a bird, or a lizard, or a canoe, or the air itself.

The Palm-wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-wine Tapster in the Dead's Town lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and more.

The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Deads' Town The subtitle provides an accurate glimpse into this strange book, which describes an epic quest with mythic elements drawn from Yoruba folk tales.

The hero's name is. The Palm-Wine Drinkard is a sort of fairy story about a man who drinks palm wine (to the tune of kegs per day) until his tapster (i.e.

the man who extracts the wine from the palm) dies. The narrative is concerned with his search for the tapster, and the Deads' Town in which he now resides/5(10).

The palm-wine drinkard and his dead palm-wine tapster in the Dead's Town by Amos Tutuola; 12 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, Yoruba (African people), Folklore, Wine and wine making; Places: Nigeria.

Eliot described as a 'creepy crawly imagination', The Palm-Wine Drinkard is regarded as the seminal work of African literature.'Brief, thronged, grisly and bewitching.' Dylan Thomas, Observer'Tutuola's art conceals - or rather clothes - his purpose, as all good art must do.'.

I was a palm-wine drinkard since I was a boy of ten years of age. I had no other work more than to drink palm-wine in my life. In those days we did not know other money, except COWRIES, so that everything was very cheap, and my father was the richest man in our town.

The Palm Wine Drinkard. Tutuola's most famous novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard and his Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Deads' Town, was written infirst published in in London by Faber and Faber, then translated and published in Paris as L'Ivrogne dans la Born: 20 JuneAbeokuta, Nigeria.

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The Palm-Wine Drinkard (subtitled ‘and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead Town’) is a novel written by Nigerian author Amos Tutuola.

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