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THE WONDER-WORKER by DAN JACOBSON 191 pages. Atlantic-Little, Brown. $5.95.

South African-born Writer Dan Jacobson built a small but solid reputation dealing with what he knew best: the politics and heartbreak of apartheid, the sour loneliness of race supremacy, and love shattered by cultural collision, and the moral and intellectual conflicts of exile. Jacobson is now 45, and he moved to England permanently in 1954. Three years ago after the tread on these original themes had begun to wear a little thin, Jacobson seemed to take a fresh fictional start and produced his best novel. Called The Rape...

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