n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Politics in poetry : epic poetry as a critique of Dutch culture

Volume 31, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
  • E-ISSN: 2219-8237



This article describes a Dutch volume of epic poetry, using a disciplinary strategy (concepts and devices from narrative studies) and a cultural analytical and rhetorical approach. The volume "Roeshoofd hemelt" by Joost Zwagerman (2005) is a political poetic text that raises fundamental questions on issues of mental illness and on consumerism in contemporary Dutch society.

Hierdie artikel beskryf die epiese poësie in 'n Nederlandse digbundel deur gebruik te maak van 'n dissiplinêre teoretiese strategie (konsepte en tegnieke uit die verhaalteorie) en 'n kulturele analitiese en retoriese benadering. Die bundel "Roesthoofd hemelt" van Joost Zwagerman (2005) is 'n politieke teks wat fundamentele vrae vra oor die problemtiek van geestesgesondheid en die verbruikerskultuur in die kontemporêre Nederlandse gemeenskap.

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