n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - The luxury of being ordinary
The Columbia guide to South African literature in English since 1945, Gareth Cornwell, Dirk Klopper, Craig Mackenzie : book review

Volume 33, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
  • E-ISSN: 2219-8237



This fine volume comprises a chronology, a thoughtful introductory essay, and its contents are divided into two parts (the first part deals with authors since 1945, the second with those prior to this date; the second part, falling outside of the range specified by the title, is much briefer in its overall extent, yet its specific entries are as substantial as those in the first part). Select bibliographies accompany the individual entries, and an extensive bibliography is provided at the end. The work is, thus, both a useful introduction to South African literature in English, and a valuable literary resource.

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