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dc.contributor.advisor Van Heerden, Etienne en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Strauss, Nicole en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-08T09:32:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-08T09:32:19Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Strauss, N. 2009. Maal. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8233
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Maal, a collection of short stories, addresses the displacement and state of being of individuals in different cities in Africa and Europe. These individuals often experience nutrition and food as a metaphor of psychological angst, loneliness or consolation. Food is invoked in the title as it can be seen in the actions of, for instance, a character using intravenous drugs, a character literally eating earth, or a character not being able to eat at all. On the other hand, food in its many sophisticated forms can be found in the upper class spaces of Cape Town, Paris, Zurich and other cities, whilst elsewhere it is tellingly absent. It is further investigated as a ritual - both in a familial and social sense - and as a forming and shaping force in the characters' lives, often paradoxically. Maal also refers to the way in which these characters are hurled about by their own existence, by experiences of migration, illness, family intrigue and death. Therefore life becomes a meal and characters themselves are being eaten and ground. en_ZA
dc.language.iso afr en_ZA
dc.subject.other Creative Writing en_ZA
dc.title Maal 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 Department of English Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Strauss, N. (2009). <i>Maal</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8233 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Strauss, Nicole. <i>"Maal."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2009. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8233 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Strauss N. Maal. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2009 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8233 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Strauss, Nicole AB - Maal, a collection of short stories, addresses the displacement and state of being of individuals in different cities in Africa and Europe. These individuals often experience nutrition and food as a metaphor of psychological angst, loneliness or consolation. Food is invoked in the title as it can be seen in the actions of, for instance, a character using intravenous drugs, a character literally eating earth, or a character not being able to eat at all. On the other hand, food in its many sophisticated forms can be found in the upper class spaces of Cape Town, Paris, Zurich and other cities, whilst elsewhere it is tellingly absent. It is further investigated as a ritual - both in a familial and social sense - and as a forming and shaping force in the characters' lives, often paradoxically. Maal also refers to the way in which these characters are hurled about by their own existence, by experiences of migration, illness, family intrigue and death. Therefore life becomes a meal and characters themselves are being eaten and ground. DA - 2009 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2009 T1 - Maal TI - Maal UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8233 ER - en_ZA


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