Afrika en Afrikaans : die beskouings van Herman Charles Bosman en Van Wyk Louw

Show simple item record Burger, Willie 2012-11-19T06:52:54Z 2012-11-19T06:52:54Z 2003
dc.description This article was written by Prof. Willie Burger before he joined the University of Pretoria en_US
dc.description.abstract In a number of reviews and articles published in the 1940's Herman Charles Bosman expressed his appreciation for the Afrikaans language and for Afrikaans literature. He fiercely attacked what he described as a tendency in Afrikaans literature, especially the work of Van Wyk Louw and Opperman, to intellectualize and to write "un-Afrikaans" poetry, following the European modernist trend. He pleaded for an Afrikaans literature that is true to the continent, the "spirit of the Afrikaner" and more romantic. In several essays Louw reacted against this kind of criticism (although there is no proof that his reaction is directly against Bosman's criticism). Louw explains that Afrikaans literature cannot be but from Africa and that the European roots of Afrikaans (and the Afrikaner) also cannot be ignored. This essay explores these views from the 1940's in the light of more recent Afro-centrism versus Euro-centrism debate. en_US
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dc.format.extent 11 pages en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.identifier.citation Burger, W 2003, 'Afrika en Afrikaans : die beskouings van Herman Charles Bosman en Van Wyk Louw', Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 23-33. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0041-476X
dc.language.iso Afrikaans en_US
dc.publisher Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Assosiasie en_US
dc.rights Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Assosiasie en_US
dc.subject Afrikaanse literatuur en_US
dc.subject Afrikaans literature en_US
dc.subject Van Wyk Louw, N.P. en_US
dc.subject Bosman, Herman Charles en_US
dc.subject Afrosentrisme en_US
dc.subject Afro-centrism en_US
dc.subject Eurosentrisme en_US
dc.subject Euro-centrism en_US
dc.title Afrika en Afrikaans : die beskouings van Herman Charles Bosman en Van Wyk Louw en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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