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Breytenbach, Breyten

Overview
Works: 455 works in 1,235 publications in 10 languages and 12,468 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Poetry  Short stories  Artists' books  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Diaries  Fiction  Prose poems 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Correspondent, Other, Artist, Creator
Classifications: PT6592.12.R4, 839.3615
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Memory of snow and of dust by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in 6 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meheret is a part-time journalist of Ethiopian origin, Mano is a 'mixed blood' South African actor, and Barnum is an exiled white South African writer. When Mano goes to South Africa to research a film of Barnum's life, he gets caught up in the struggle for liberation, arrested for a murder he did not commit, and sentenced to death". -- Book jacket
Mouroir : mirrornotes of a novel by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breyten Breytenbach composed this wondrous ship of thought, this docu-dream, during a horrific period of incarceration
Windcatcher : new and selected poems, 1964-2006 by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes poems never before published
The true confessions of an albino terrorist by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

46 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch relaas over de politieke, sociale, filosofische en psycho- logische aspecten van de zuidafrikaanse apartheid
The memory of birds in times of revolution by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and Dutch and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Memory of Birds in Times of Revolution is a collection of searing new essays by the acclaimed author of Return to Paradise and The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist. Essaying his homeland, Africa, at the end of the twentieth century, Breyten Breytenbach offers penetrating insights on a variety of topics: the release of Nelson Mandela from prison ("Nelson Mandela is Free!"); the early days of Mandela's presidency and its failures (the controversial "Open Letter to Nelson Mandela"); the geography of the writer's imagination ("Tortoise Steps"); death as the mother of beauty ("Cadavre Exquis"); the true meaning of reconciliation and reform after apartheid ("Fragments from a Growing Awareness of Unfinished Truths"); and much more
Lady one : of love and other poems by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evoking an extraordinary range of settings and images--from 'Africa where blood blackens / and tiny desert creatures have to lick / the dew from their flanks to survive' to the havens of exile, and the 'snow once again over Paris / this morning sheeting light / under grey blankets'--this searching verse explores love and loss, light and darkness, war and want, and wounds that do not heal. The texture of nostalgic, sometimes bitter memories of childhood in Breytenbach's African homeland is as palpable here as the vigorous exultation of love found amid the ruins of an earlier life. And pervading all the experience rendered is a sense of wonder and awe that 'the light lies silvery smooth / in the furrows dug by the farmer / to lead astray the drought / and bring succour to the runner beans, / the maize, tomatoes, melons, peppers, / onions, garlic, potatoes / and love'"--Publisher
Notes from the middle world by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In dialogue with the dead and living - Nelson Mandela, Mahmoud Darwish, Barack Obama - internationally distinguished South African artist and writer Breyten Breytenbach's new collection of essays traces the collisions between utopia and disaster, political traumas and the renewal of hope. Notes from the Middle World is a beautiful and heart-wrenching book. Against the conformity of power, Breytenbach takes readers on a journey through the 'Middle World, ' an imagined space beyond borders and exile, toward an embracing vision of justice for the un-citizens post-modernity has dispossessed."--Back cover
A season in paradise by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

40 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belletristik : Südafrika (Republik) ; Roman
Intimate stranger : a writing book by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Addressed to a young writer, Intimate Stranger is an eclectic and generous work flowing with insight and wit. Breytenbach's candid and provocative reflections on reading and writing guide without guiding, open mental channels, surprise, and inspire. A stirring glimpse into the mind of an artist, Intimate Stranger is a river of experience and visions, brimming with sleights of tongue and overshifting in mood. This genre-defying gem makes manifest Einstein's assertion: 'Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.'"--Publisher's website
Return to paradise by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975, Breyten Breytenbach, a young Afrikaner poet, painter, and ANC activist in exile, made a secret visit to his native South Africa. He was arrested, charged with treason, and imprisoned for seven years. Much has changed since those days: Nelson Mandela has been released, apartheid is on its way out, F.W. de Klerk has set in motion multiracial rule, and Breytenbach, the young rebel, has become one of his country's most respected figures, an insider-outsider with a unique view of South Africa and Africa as a whole. In rich, vivid, evocative prose Breytenbach captures Africa: primitive huts alongside modern airports; the constant migrations of peoples; the ethereal beauty of the land. We travel with him from town to town, from Kwamandlangampisi and Houtenbeck to Goshen and Atlantis. We hear jazz in Capetown and hippopotami oomphing in pools, we see cardboard slums for blacks and exquisite white suburbs - cool houses with luxuriant gardens behind security walls topped with broken glass. We read of principals chased from classrooms by their students, and police confiscating cameras; we pass paw-paw trees, avocado orchards, and the blackened ruins of schools and huts; we learn ancient fables and folk superstitions, and always reflect on politics. This is a poet's experience of Africa, at once unsparing and elegiac
And death white as words : an anthology of the poetry of Breyten Breytenbach : (a bilingual text with English translations [from the Afrikaans]) by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

15 editions published in 1978 in 4 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judas eye ; and, Self-portrait/deathwatch by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All one horse by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines the author's lyrical and satirical dream-fables with images from his paintings
Voice over : a nomadic conversation with Mahmoud Darwish by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian poet (1941 - 9 August 2008), was a friend. I was on Gorée Island when I learned of his death during the course of an open-heart intervention in Houston, America. We had been together a few weeks earlier in Arles, the south of France. Even at noon the foyer of the hotel where we stayed was as if drained of light by dusk. He knew how serious his condition was - it was either the very risky operation or the possibility of dying at any moment from an exploding aorta - and with an ironic smile he speculated about his chances of survival. That night, as the sun was setting in a yellow flood over the ancient open air Roman theater and as birds began singing the accumulated sweetness of a summer's day, he publicly read one last time from his work. The poems were shot through by an ongoing conversation with death. Immediately after his passing, I started writing the above series as fragments of a continuing dialogue. In West Africa it was then the onset of the rainy season moving north, the 'petit hivernage, ' when black-blue clouds would skitter and close the skies. . . .The journey continues and the conversation will carry on, in the attempt to look for Mahmoud Darwish among the words
('YK') : die vierde bundel van die ongedanste dans by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gedichten in het Zuidafrikaans
Katastrofes by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Katastrofes, Breyten se eerste gepubliseerde prosawerk, is bekende elemente wat in sy digkuns ook figureer. Die gepynigde ek bevind hom in 'n absurde wêreld waarin alles aan die verrot is, op soek na identiteit, verwesenliking en troos
Mouroir : notes-miroir pour un roman : nouvelles by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Nouvelles
Die huis van die dowe by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nege landskappe van ons tye bemaak aan ̕n beminde by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die windvanger by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hier vind die leser weer gedigte oor temas soos reis, tyd, liefde, dood. Maar veral weer, en méér, die kwelling oor die doeltreffendheid van die woord: 'En wat sal ek sê het ek geleer, behalwe om met woorde /te speel tot aan die uur van my dood?'
 
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Windcatcher : new and selected poems, 1964-2006
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Windcatcher : new and selected poems, 1964-2006The true confessions of an albino terroristThe memory of birds in times of revolutionLady one : of love and other poemsNotes from the middle worldA season in paradiseIntimate stranger : a writing bookReturn to paradise
Alternative Names

controlled identityAfrika, Jan

controlled identityBlom, Jan

Afrika, Jan.

Afrika, Jan 1939-

Blom, Jan.

Blom, Jan 1939-

Brejten Brejtenbax

Breyten, 1939-

Breyten Breytenbach

Breyten Breytenbach dichter uit Zuid-Afrika

Breyten Breytenbach französischer Schriftsteller, Anti-Apartheid-Aktivist und Maler

Breyten Breytenbach południowoafrykański pisarz i poeta, przeciwnik apartheidu

Breyten Breytenbach scrittore e pittore sudafricano

Breyten Breytenbach South African writer and painter

Breytenbach, Breyten

Breytenbach, Breyten, 1939-

Lasarus, B.B.

Lasarus, B. B. 1939-

Lazarus, B.B.

Lazarus, B. B. 1939-

Брейтен Брейтенбах южноафриканский писатель и художник

برايتن بريتنباخ

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