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n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Spieëlbeelde in die werk van Ingrid Jonker en Sylvia Plath : navorsingsartikel

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Abstract

Die skryf van poësie bevat 'n helende element, maar hoe werk dit? Jonker en Plath het voortdurend oor spieëlbeelde, oë en identiteitsvrae geskryf. Verskillende sielkundige teorieë in verband hiermee, onder andere dié van Winnicott, Jung en Lacan, word bespreek. Plath se "Mirror" en "Words" kom spesifiek ter sprake asook Jonker se "Op alle gesigte". Die gevolgtrekking dui dat 'n sielkundige struikelblok, of kripta, die digter forseer om telkens nuwe woorde vir sy / haar trauma te soek.


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 Winnicott, Jung and Lacan, are discussed. Plath's "Mirror" and "Words" as well as Jonker's "Op alle gesigte" are specifically examined. Concluding remarks reveal that a mental block, or crypt, will always force a poet to reword his / her trauma.

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2008-08-01
2016-12-04
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