Jacobson, Dan

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(1929-2014) South African academic and novelist, in the UK and the USA from the early 1950s. Moral fervour and a harsh eloquence about his homeland characterize novels like The Trap (1955), his first novel, which long precedes the end of white supremacy in South Africa. The Confessions of Joseph Baisz (1977) is set in a tyrannical, unnamed, South-Africa-like Dystopia; Her Story (1987) is an examination in sf and feminist terms of a desolate Post-Holocaust environment; The God-Fearer (1992) is an Alternate History set in a Europe where Christianity is a minority sect. [JC]

Dan Jacobson

born Johannesburg, South Africa: 7 March 1929

died London: 12 June 2014

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