n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Aantekeninge oor deur Jaco Fouché : research article

Volume 24, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
  • E-ISSN: 2219-8237



Jaco Fouché's debut novel () has been widely acclaimed by critics. Their focus mainly fell on the intertextual relations of the novel with other literary texts, especially novels by Etienne Leroux. This article analyses Fouché's novel against the backdrop of the (satirical) picaresque tradition and the detective genre. The article focuses on two aspects : Fouché's indebtedness to (post)modern art forms, particularly comics, graphics, television and cinema; and the interpretation of neo-existentialist philosophy.

Jaco Fouché se debuutroman, , is aangeprys deur verskeie kritici. Die fokus het in besprekings hoofsaaklik geval op die intertekstuele verhoudings van die roman met ander literêre tekste, veral romans deur Etienne Leroux. Hierdie artikel ontleed Fouché se roman teen die agtergrond van die (satiriese) pikareske tradisie en die genre van die speurverhaal. Die artikel fokus op twee hoofaspekte : die wyse waarop Fouché verwysings maak na (post)moderne kunsvorme, veral die , televisie en rolprente; en die interpretasie van neo-eksistensialistiese filosofie.

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