'n Ondersoek na die tydruimtelike aspek in Voetskrif van Breyten Breytenbach

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Gilfillan, F R en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Pheiffer, Roy H en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Conradie, Pieter Jacques Jan en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-01T06:47:12Z
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dc.date.issued 1981 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Conradie, P. 1981. 'n Ondersoek na die tydruimtelike aspek in Voetskrif van Breyten Breytenbach. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18468
dc.description.abstract Voetskrif was written in 1975 while the poet Breyten Breytenbach was awaiting trial in Pretoria. The anthology itself was published in 1976 and reflects the poet's seclusion in space and time. As such, the theme of exile once again comes to the fore in the work of this Afrikaans poet. Estranged from all immediate contact with the outside world, the poet looks inwards. In order to fill the void, he relies on his memory to conceptualize a world in terms of a reality of words. The exploration of space-time is done through the medium of imagination. Dreams and memories must suffice to reach beyond the boundaries of imprisonment. The poet's imagination also enables him to "mark time". He needs to breathe in death's house - the prison - and this is done by manipulating the word. The absence of time in the prison is transformed into the timelessness of thought as the poet strives through one poem after the other, to adapt himself and alleviate his distress. Each poem can be seen as an interlude delaying the flow of time. The typography of the poems may suggest that the lyric moment abolishes time. However, Breytenbach's existence in time and space cannot be ignored and the "here and now" always refers to the prison-cell. The use of the Zen-Buddhistic concept of time and the "here and now" may convey a sense of apathy to the Western mind, yet the poet is clearly preoccupied with time and space. en_ZA
dc.language.iso afr en_ZA
dc.subject.other Afrikaans Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.title 'n Ondersoek na die tydruimtelike aspek in Voetskrif van Breyten Breytenbach en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Conradie, P. J. J. (1981). <i>'n Ondersoek na die tydruimtelike aspek in Voetskrif van Breyten Breytenbach</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18468 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Conradie, Pieter Jacques Jan. <i>"'n Ondersoek na die tydruimtelike aspek in Voetskrif van Breyten Breytenbach."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies, 1981. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18468 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Conradie PJJ. 'n Ondersoek na die tydruimtelike aspek in Voetskrif van Breyten Breytenbach. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies, 1981 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18468 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Conradie, Pieter Jacques Jan AB - Voetskrif was written in 1975 while the poet Breyten Breytenbach was awaiting trial in Pretoria. The anthology itself was published in 1976 and reflects the poet's seclusion in space and time. As such, the theme of exile once again comes to the fore in the work of this Afrikaans poet. Estranged from all immediate contact with the outside world, the poet looks inwards. In order to fill the void, he relies on his memory to conceptualize a world in terms of a reality of words. The exploration of space-time is done through the medium of imagination. Dreams and memories must suffice to reach beyond the boundaries of imprisonment. The poet's imagination also enables him to "mark time". He needs to breathe in death's house - the prison - and this is done by manipulating the word. The absence of time in the prison is transformed into the timelessness of thought as the poet strives through one poem after the other, to adapt himself and alleviate his distress. Each poem can be seen as an interlude delaying the flow of time. The typography of the poems may suggest that the lyric moment abolishes time. However, Breytenbach's existence in time and space cannot be ignored and the "here and now" always refers to the prison-cell. The use of the Zen-Buddhistic concept of time and the "here and now" may convey a sense of apathy to the Western mind, yet the poet is clearly preoccupied with time and space. DA - 1981 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1981 T1 - 'n Ondersoek na die tydruimtelike aspek in Voetskrif van Breyten Breytenbach TI - 'n Ondersoek na die tydruimtelike aspek in Voetskrif van Breyten Breytenbach UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18468 ER - en_ZA


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