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

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, August

Aantekeninge Oor Die Ryk Van Die Rawe Deur Jaco Fouche
Abstract Notes on Jaco Fouche's novel Die ryk van die rawe Jaco Fouche's debut novel Die ryk van die rawe (The domain of the ravens) has been widely acclaimed by critics. Their focus mainly fell on the intertextual relations of the novel with...
A Response to "Arrogant Western" Criticism
The Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe once said that "arrogant Westerners" should not review African literature. His objection was to the Western criticism labeling African literature "universal", and, he felt, denying its African identity. I do not...
Die Agtergrond En Ontstaansgeskiedenis Van Hubert Du Plessis Se Duitse En Franse Liedere
The background and genesis of Hubert du Plessis's German and French songs On 7 June 2002 the South African composer Hubert du Plessis turned 80. Among his 77 art songs there are (apart from songs in Afrikaans, Dutch and English) eleven on German...
Die Psigologiese Identiteit Van Die Bose: Lacan, Aggressie En Op Soek Na Generaal Mannetjies Mentz (1)
Abstract The psychological identity of evil: Lacan, aggression and Op soek na generaal Mannetjies Mentz The title of Christoffel Coetzee's novel Op soek na generaal Mannetjies Mentz introduces a wordplay on Mentz/mens and begs the question: What...
Die Spieel as Blinde Mond: Die Poesie Van Breyten Breytenbach
"en die gedig is die betekenis van die gedig" (Breytenbach, 1983a:72) Abstract The mirror as blind mouth: The poetry of Breyten Breytenbach The representation of reality, the word and the relationship between signifier and signified is the...
Het Gezicht Van De Oorlog-Het Gezicht Van De Ander: Epifanie Van Het Gelaat in Die Son Struikel Van Dolf Van Niekerk
Abstract The face of war--the face of the Other: Epiphany of the visage in Die son struikel by Dolf van Niekerk Traumatic war experiences are crucial in shaping the identity of Diederik Versveld, the main character in Doff van Niekerk's Die son...
'N Tydige Heruitgawe
Fourie, Pieter. 2002. Ek, Anna van Wyk. 2de uitg. Pretoda : Protea Boekhuis. 101 p. Prys: R69.95. ISBN 1-86919-024-6. In 1984 is hierdie drama deur Pieter Fourie tydens die ATKV-Kampustoneel deur die Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO se Dramadepartement...
Stagnering En Transformering: Die Rol Van Die Nar in Paljas
Abstract Stagnation and transformation: The role of the clown in Paljas This article focuses on the central problem in the film Paljas, and the role of the clown in the process of transformation that is embedded in the story. The stagnation in...
The Beowulf Manuscript Reconsidered: Reading Beowulf in Late Anglo-Saxon England
Abstract The Beowulf manuscript reconsidered: Reading Beowulf in late Anglo-Saxon England This article defines a hypothetical late Anglo-Saxon audience: a multi-layered Christian community with competing ideologies, dialects and mythologies....