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

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 2, August

Are They Really Unsung?
Devroop, C. & Walton, C., eds. 2007. Unsung: South African jazz musicians under apartheid. Stellenbosch: African Sun. 143 p. Price: R150,00. ISBN: 978-1-92109-66-0. The same question, more-or-less, is asked of each interviewee. The question...
"Beyond Stereotypes": Representations of a Foreign Culture in Film Students' productions/"Kykies Verby Die Stereotipes": Uitbeeldings Van 'N Vreemde Kultuur in Filmstudente Se Produksies
Abstract "Beyond stereotypes": representations of a foreign culture in film students' productions Growing concerns about the continued use of cultural stereotypes in media production, and the subsequent decrease in diversity, resulted in the...
Botha Peil Mens En Natuur
Botha, M.C. 2007. Ons en die maan: natuurroman. Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis. 288 p. Prys: R150,00. ISBN: 978-1-86919-149-8. Ons en die maan is M.C. Botha se derde roman, nadat ook ses kortverhaalbundels, 'n drama en 'n reisverhaal uit sy pen verskyn...
Die Genot Van 'N Eie Interpretasie
Gilfillan, J.M. 2007. Glas: kortverhale. Pretoria: LAPA Uitgewers. 176 p. Prys: R120,00. ISBN: 978-0-7993-3920-8. Alhoewel die flapteks 'n mens in die rigting stuur dat hierdie kortverhale die "brose skoonheid van menslike verhoudings" uitbeeld,...
Die Skyn Bedrieg
Wagener, Pieter. 2007. Mantrakolie. Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis. 102 p. Prys: R120,00. ISBN: 978-1-86919-155-9. Presies 'n dekade ha sy debuutbundel, Boereboeddhiste (1997), verskyn Pieter Wagener se tweede bundel kortverhale met die esoteriese...
Giljamesj Leef in Afrikaans
Vos, Cas. 2007. Die afdruk van ons hande. Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis. 99 p. Prys: R100,00. ISBN: 978-1-86919-177-1. Wanneer 'n mens Cas Vos se nuwe bundel Die afdruk van ons hande oopslaan, word jy getref deur die netjiese formaat en die keurige...
Humor in Afrikaans
De Vries, Abraham. 2007. Alles goed en wel: lagstories na willekeur. Pretoria: LAPA Uitgewers. 303 p. Prys: R150,00. ISBN: 978-0-7993-3992-5. Hierdie bundel verhale, vertellings en essays is byeengebring deur Abraham de Vries, erkende meesterverteller...
Marais Dwing Steeds Bewondering Af
Marais, Eugene N. 2007. Die siel van die mier. Gerecligeer deur S. Francine Honing, J.C. Kannemeyer, Annie Klopper, LiMari Louw en Mia Oostehuizen. Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis. 199 p. Prys: R130,00. ISBN: 978-1-86919-150-4. In 2005 verskyn Eugene...
Memory, History and Oblivion in Horrelpoot by Eben Venter/Geheue, Geskiedenis En Vergetelheid in Horrelpoot Deur Eben Venter
Abstract "Horrelpoot" by Eben Venter joins the ranks of other postapartheid Afrikaans literature that reflects different sides of memory, history and guilt. This article explores the different constructs of memory--laced with rich Jungian archetypal...
Mirror Images in the Work of Ingrid Jonker and Sylvia Plath/ Spieelbeelde in Die Werk Van Ingrid Jonker En Sylvia Plath
Abstract Writing poetry has an element of healing in it, but how does it work? Plath and Jonker continually wrote about mirror images, eyes and questions of identity. Different psychological theories surrounding this issue, including those of...
Mogolwane: Re a Go Tlotla
Mojalefo, M. Jerry, comp. 2007. Rabadia Ratshatsha: studies in African language literature, linguistics, translation and lexicography. Stellenbosch: African Sun. 201 p. Prys: R175,00. ISBN: 978-1-920109-72-1. Hierdie publikasie is 'n huldigingsbundel...
Promising Voice(s)
Kruger, Haidee. 2007. lush: poems for four voices. Pretoria: Protea Book House. 64 p. Price: R100,00. ISBN: 978-1-86919-205-1. Haidee Kruger has published poems in several print and online journals over a number of years. Her debut volume, lush:...
So near, and Yet So Far
Gray, Stephen, ed. 2008 Invitation to a voyage: French-language poetry of the Indian Ocean African Islands. Pretoria: Protea Book House. 233 p. Price: R140,00. ISBN: 978-1-86919-169-6. The South African literary, intellectual and cultural scenes...
The Literary Translator as a Cultural Mediator/ Die Literere Vertaler as Kulturele Bemiddelaar
Abstract The translation process is an intercultural transfer that does not only take place between two languages, but between two cultures, as the source and target text are each embedded in a communicative situation in their respective cultures....
The Possibility of an Island, or, the Double Bind of Houellebecq's Apocalypse: When the End Is Not the end/The Possibility of an Island: Of, Die Dilemma Van Houellebecq Se Apokalipse: Wanneer Die Einde Nie Die Einde Is Nie
Abstract The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that "The possibility of an island" (2005), the latest novel by the controversial French author Michel Houellebecq, utilises a variety of so-called marginal genres such as millennial, apocalyptic,...
Traveling Light and Attentively (on Occasion): Mystics in Three Novels by Lettie Viljoen/Ingrid Winterbach/Om (Somtyds) Lig En Aandagtig Te Reis: Mistici in Drie Romans Van Lettie Viljoen/Ingrid Winterbach
Abstract By means of references to mystics, the author Lettie Viljoen/ Ingrid Winterbach creates a framework within which characters who exhibit mystic tendencies--namely Fonny Alexander and Boetie Kareltjie ("Buller se plan") and the master...
Words as Signs and Signatures-Iconicity in Poetic texts/Woorde Wat Teken En Be-Teken-Ikonisiteit in Die Poesie
Abstract In this article aspects of iconicity in language and in poetic texts are discussed. The recent renewed interest in the anti-arbitrary debate is used as a point of departure in order to examine the iconic characteristics and the iconic...
Zenobia's Story: How a Victim of Abuse Uses isiXhosa to Account for Her actions/Zenobia Se Storie: Hoe 'N Mishandelde Slagoffer isiXhosa Gebruik Om Haar Verhaal Te Vertel
Abstract This article explores the theoretical work in articulating the motivations and conditions for account-giving in isiXhosa in relation to image restoration. The account-making process, according to Warren (1989), is like a life in motion...
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