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Brink, André P. (André Philippus) 1935-2015

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A dry white season by André P Brink( Book )

109 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Du Toit is a white school-teacher in suburban Johannesburg. When a black friend of his is arrested and then "commits suicide" in police custody, Du Toit wants to believe it was an accident, but his investigation draws him into a morass of lies, corruption, and officially condoned murder
A chain of voices by André P Brink( Book )

56 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretning om en mislykket slaveopstand på en farm i Kaplandet i 1825
An act of terror by André P Brink( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and Afrikaans and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plans for an assassination attempt on the president of South Africa go astray, and Thomas finds himself alone in a struggle to escape from the country's brutal chief of security
A Land apart : a contemporary South African reader( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over Zuid Afrika van zwarte en blanke auteurs
Devil's valley by André P Brink( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reporter in South Africa discovers a lost valley whose inhabitants continue to practice apartheid. They are the descendants of an 1880s fundamentalist Christian sect and they have managed to maintain their isolation by murdering visitors. A satire on Afrikaner culture by the author of A Dry White Season
An instant in the wind by André P Brink( Book )

82 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the lives of Elisabeth Larsson and Adam Mantoor
The novel : language and narrative from Cervantes to Calvino by André P Brink( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rumours of rain : a novel by André P Brink( Book )

61 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En succesrig hvid, sydafrikansk forretningsmand bruger nogle få dages pause i forretningerne til at reflektere over forholdene i Sydafrika og det personlige ansvar for udviklingen
The rights of desire by André P Brink( Book )

48 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruben Oliver, a widower who leads an isolated existence in a Cape Town suburb, takes in a younger boarder who transforms his life
The wall of the plague : a novel by André P Brink( Book )

51 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terwijl zij achtergrondgegevens verzamelt voor een film over de pestepidemie in de Provence in de 14e eeuw komt een Kaapse kleurlinge tot het besef van haar eigen identiteit
On the contrary : a novel : being the life of a famous rebel, soldier, traveller, explorer, reader, builder, scribe, Latinist, lover, and liar by André P Brink( Book )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Afrikaans and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While awaiting execution, Etienne Barbier, an 18th century French adventurer, recounts his attempt to lead a revolt of Afrikaners against the colonial elite. A trek across the social and political landscape of early South Africa. By the author of An act of terror
Before I forget by André P Brink( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a world-class writer comes a remarkable new novel about love in all its forms. Erotic, searingly honest, elegiac, and profoundly moving, "Before I Forget" is the story of a life set against the history of a nation, and the history of a transforming love
States of emergency by André P Brink( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De liefdesgeschiedenis van een Zuidafrikaanse literatuurdocent en zijn favoriete studente wordt bruusk verstoord door de actuele gewelddadige politieke situatie
Cape of storms : the first life of Adamastor : a story by André P Brink( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andre Brink has earned his place among the most important authors on the international literary scene. His profound moral vision and unique ability to bring to the surface the turbulent undercurrents of South African politics and society have been hailed by reviewers of his much acclaimed novels such as A Dry White Season and A Chain of Voices. "No one writes of Africa with more visual power than Andre Brink," wrote the Chicago Tribune in its review of his most recent work, An Act of Terror. Now, in a provocative fable, Brink probes the fateful beginnings of his country's complex cultural situation, the arrival of the first Europeans, and the tormented love affair between a young African tribal leader and a white woman left behind by the sailors. This is a journey through landscapes that are rich in magic and allusion, and emotions that are powerful, primal, and eternal. Brink's novella has its origins in an act of rescue: What, he wondered, lay behind the fragments of myth that had been handed down about the mountains of the cape? Adamastor, the Titan whose body, legend has it, formed the rocks of the Peninsula, first appears in Western literature in the sixteenth century - much about the same time as the first known contact between the seagoing European explorers and the natives of southern Africa. How, Brink asks, would that meeting have looked from the landward side? What role would the visitors take in the mythology of an utterly different culture, with its own deities, its own accumulated story? In a startlingly fresh yet familiar form, Brink takes us to the heart of the ambivalent relationships that define South Africa's modern history. Cape of Storms is a work of ribald charm, mesmerizing beauty, and resounding importance. Brink has unearthed from the sun-carved land itself the missing meaning of a myth that has waited four centuries to be invented
Islands by Dan Sleigh( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Islands covers the first fifty years of the Dutch settlement at the Cape of Good Hope in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. For the indigenous peoples it is the beginning of the end of a way of life in close interaction with the land, its seasons and rhythms, its harshness and abundance." "Through the life stories of seven men who are involved with beautiful Pieternella, the daughter of the first mixed marriage of the new colony, whole new geographies and new dimensions of experience emerge, new sources and modes of power. And behind these men loom the ones who make the decisions, the commanders and governors and captains, and the still greater, more shadowy potentates, the Lords Seventeen, who are in charge of the Dutch East India Company."--Jacket
Reinventing a continent : writing and politics in South Africa by André P Brink( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other lives : a novel in three parts by André P Brink( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three connected stories exploring issues of race in contemporary South Africa follow three white men whose lives are changed by unexpected confrontations with the realities of life for black South Africans
Mapmakers : writing in a state of siege by André P Brink( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fork in the road : a memoir by André P Brink( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andre Brink grew up in the deep interior of South Africa, as his magistrate father moved from one dusty dorp to the next. With searing honesty, he describes his conflicting experiences of growing up in a world where innocence was always surrounded by violence. From an early age he found in storytelling the means of reconciling the stark contrasts of his world - between religion and play-acting, between the breathless discovery of a girl called Maureen and the merciless beating of a black boy, between meeting with a dwarf who lived in a hole in the ground and an encounter with a magician who threatened to teach him what he hadn't bargained for." "While living in Paris in the sixties his discovery of a wider artistic life, allied to the exhilaration of the student uprising of 1968, confirmed in him the desire to become a writer. At the same time, the tragedy of Sharpeville crystallised his growing political awareness and sparked the decision to return home and oppose the apartheid establishment with all his strength. This resulted in years of harassment by the South African secret police, in censorship, and in fractured relationships with many people close to him. Equally it led to extraordinary friendships sealed by meetings with leaders of the ANC in exile in both Africa and Europe." "Andre Brink tells the story of a life lived in tumultuous times. His long love affair with music, art, the theatre, literature and sport illuminates this memoir as do relationships with remarkable women, among them the poet Ingrid Jonker, who have shared and shaped his life, and encounters with people like Ariel Dorfman, Anna Netrebko, Nadine Gordimer, Gunter Grass, Beyers Naude, Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Above all, A Fork in the Road is a love song to the country where he was born, and where, despite its recent troubles and tragedies, he still lives."--Jacket
'N Vurk in die pad : 'n memoir by André P Brink( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Afrikaans and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The novel : language and narrative from Cervantes to Calvino
Alternative Names
André Brink południowoafrykański powieściopisarz, poeta i eseista

André Brink scrittore sudafricano

André Brink südafrikanischer Schriftsteller

André Brink Zuid-Afrikaans schrijver

André P. Brink

André Philippus Brink

Andreas Brink scriptor

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Андре Бринк

אנדרה ברינק

ברינק, אנדרה 1935-

ਆਂਦਰੇ ਬ੍ਰਿੰਕ

브링크, 안드레 1935-2015

ブリンク, アンドレ


A chain of voicesAn act of terrorDevil's valleyAn instant in the windThe novel : language and narrative from Cervantes to CalvinoRumours of rain : a novelThe rights of desireThe wall of the plague : a novel