1887

oa Alternation - Arthur Nortje and the Unhomely

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757

 

Abstract

Nortje has occupied literary consciousness in South Africa as an absent presence. His force and significance is recognised in the handful of poems that have circulated among poetry anthologies, but they present a tantalisingly incomplete portrait of the poet. This article aims at re-examining Nortje's significance in terms of a wider selection of poems than is currently available in print. It takes as point of departure Nortje's problematisation of the relationship between self and community. Such problematisation takes the form of an articulation of what Homi Bhabha (I994a:37) calls the 'third space' of difference, a space which, according to Bhabha constitutes the discursive conditions of enunciation that ensure that the meaning and symbols of culture have no primordial unity or fixity.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/alt/5/2/AJA10231757_18
1998-01-01
2019-08-21

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error