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n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Die gesprek tussen C.M. van den Heever se werk en enkele moderne Suid-Afrikaanse romans : research article

Volume 24, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
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Abstract


Many contemporary critics have castigated Van den Heever for what they allege is his dichotomy between realism and romanticism. But as J.M. Coetzee has indicated, there is in fact no dichotomy: Van den Heever's portrayal of reality leads quite naturally to its interpretation. This article assumes that Van den Heever's works were rooted firmly in reality and were in effect early examples of . His approach has much to do with the seminal nature of his farm novels and explains the many intertextual allusions to them in modern Afrikaans novels.


Baie hedendaagse kritici het Van den Heever gekasty vir wat hulle beskou as 'n dichotomie tussen realisme en romantiek in sy werk. Soos J.M. Coetzee egter aangedui het, is daar in werklikheid geen dichotomie nie: Van den Heever se uitbeelding van die realiteit lei op 'n heel natuurlike wyse tot die interpretasie daarvan. Hierdie artikel gaan van die standpunt uit dat Van den Heever se werke in die realiteit gegrond was en in werklikheid vroeë voorbeelde van was. Hierdie benadering het heelwat te make met die seminale aard van sy plaasromans en verklaar die groot hoeveelheid intertekstuele toespelings daarop in moderne Afrikaanse romans.

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