Martin Trump

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Rendering Things Visible · Essays on South African Literary Culture
By Martin Trump

Much recent critical practice, sharpened by an engagement with theory, has questioned conventional notions about literature. The essays in this book reveal the complex and arguably inevitable politicization of South African literary culture.

“Essays cover all genres of South African writing from 1970 to the present—novels, black and white poetry, theater, and writing in Afrikaans. Each essay has extensive notes and references. The information conveyed constitutes a comprehensive survey of the major critics’ ideas and authors’ themes.”