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Lovely Beyond Any Singing: Landscapes In South African Writing: An Anthology

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Showcases scenes of 'the beloved country' as described by South Africa's most brilliant writers. Ranging through history, from the firelight tales of the first storytellers to modern voices on the web, this book encompasses the brilliant kaleidoscope of our local scribes - from drama to poetry, and from revered names to controversial voices. ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published by Double Storey Books
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Jan 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Landscape has always been an important part of literature, whether it’s to bring out the rue essence of a character like in Bronte’s Wuthering Heights or to provide the plot with the specific landscape it requires to fully tell the story like the mystical Greek island in John Fowles’ Magus. But we can observe that when an author writers about his own land, his place of birth, land stops serving literature, literature becomes a tool to bring the land into life in the reader’s mind.

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A nicely done compendium of writing about South Africa's regions and landscapes. ...more
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