Literator: Journal of Literary Criticism, comparative linguistics and literary studies

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 2, August

A Report on the Translation of Thirteen Jacques Brel Chansons into Afrikaans/'n Verslag Oor Die Vertaling Van Dertien Jacques Brel-Chansons in Afrikaans
Abstract The authors of this article also translated the thirteen Jacques Brel chansons in question into Afrikaans. A brief explanation of the generic nature of the French chanson and an evaluation of Brel's stature as a twentieth-century chanson...
Daring to Disturb the Universe: Heidegger's Authenticity and the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock/Die Heelal Durf Versteur: Outentisiteit by Heidegger En in the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Abstract In Heidegger's "Being and time" certain concepts are discussed which are central to the ontological constitution of "Dasein" This article demonstrates the interesting way in which some of these concepts can be used in a reading of T.S....
Enriched and Empowered: Nature's Influence on the Psyche in Two Afrikaans Youth novels/Verryk En Bemagtig: Die Invloed Van Die Natuur Op Die Gees En Denke in Twee Afrikaanse Jeugromans
Abstract In this article two Afrikaans youth novels are analysed in order to determine to what extent nature and elements of the natural environment can influence a child's experience and view of life. In "Gamkab" (Betsie van Niekerk) and "Om 'n...
Living with Grace on the Earth: The Poetic Voice in Antjie Krog's A Change of Tongue/ Om Die Aarde Met Welwillendheid Te Bewoon: Die Digterstem in Antjie Krog Se A Change of Tongue
Abstract "A change of tongue", Antjie Krog's second creative non-fiction, articulates experiences of the postapartheid quotidian in two tongues: that of the journalist and that of the poet. This article examines Krog's various instantiations of...
Metaphors of Pain: The Use of Metaphors in Trauma Narrative with Reference to Fugitive pieces/Metafore Van Pyn: Die Gebruik Van Metafore in Die Narratief Van Trauma Met Verwysing Na Fugitive Pieces
Abstract Metaphors of pain: the use of metaphors in trauma narrative with reference to Fugitive pieces This article is a contribution to the recent interdisciplinary discourse between psychoanalysis, trauma theory and narrative by discussing the...
Some Aspects of Gender Inequality in Selected African Literary texts/Aspekte Van Geslagsongelykheid in Geselekteerde Literere Werke Uit Afrika
Abstract This article focuses on gender inequalities in selected African literary texts. I explore the way in which some African writers view gender inequalities and stereotypes in their characters. We will also be able to see who is involved and...
The Role of the Nameless in isiXhosa ntsomi/Die Rol Van Die Naamlose in isiXhosa-Ntsomi's
Abstract The role of the nameless in isiXhosa ntsomi This article looks into the custom of not giving names to pivotal characters in some selected Xhosa tales. Given that the word "tales" means different things to different people, it is used...