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Vos, Faust, Voss: raakpunte tussen Vos deur Anna M. Louw en enkele ander tekste

P. John
Literator | Vol 26, No 1 | a216 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v26i1.216 | © 2005 P. John | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 31 July 2005 | Published: 31 July 2005

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P. John, Departement Afrikaans en Nederlands, Skool vir Tale, Media en Kommunikasie, Nelson Mandela Metropolitaanse Universiteit, South Africa

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Vos, Faust, Voss: Points of contact between Vos by Anna M. Louw and selected other texts

This article explores points of contact between “Vos” by Anna M. Louw and a number of related texts, including the following: the book “Job” from the Christian Bible, “Faust” by Goethe, “Voss” by Patrick White and texts forming part of the Gnostic tradition. The analysis describes similarities and differences, arguing that the implication of the points of contact between the various texts is that Vos suggests that the heritage of the Christian Reformation is not adequate for an understanding of life in South Africa, and it has to be supplemented with perspectives from other traditions.


Afrikaans Novel; Faust Legend; Gnosticism; Job


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