Coetzee in/and Afrikaans

  title={Coetzee in/and Afrikaans},
  author={Rita Barnard},
  journal={Journal of Literary Studies},
  pages={105 - 84}
  • R. Barnard
  • Published 19 November 2009
  • Art
  • Journal of Literary Studies
Summary This article investigates Coetzee's complex attitudes towards the Afrikaans language, and, by extension, his views on language, translation, and the potential and performative subject positions, or “fictions of the”–enacted in and determined by a given language. It reflects on relevant passages from Coetzee's criticism (including “Achterberg's ‘Ballade van de Gasfitter’”, “Emerging from Censorship”, “What is a Classic?”, and “He and His Man”) and fiction (including In the Heart of the… 

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