oa Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe - Die onopgeloste raaisel met spesifieke verwysing na Die Jakkalssomer van Dirk Jordaan



The unsolved riddle with special reference to Dirk Jordaan's Die JakkalssomerThis article presents a psychoanalytic reading of Dirk Jordaan's Die Jakkalssomer with special reference to the unsolved riddle in the text. The article refers to the Oedipus myth, the riddle and Lacanian theory. It is concluded that the text refuses to be read as a popular or serious text in its reference to the violence in the old and new South Africa. It is a text defying all final definitions within the tradition of the thriller and detective story.


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