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Fragmente sloer in ons ore: die reaktivering van ouer literere tekste in die oeuvre van T.T. Cloete

L. Venter
Literator | Vol 16, No 3 | a643 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v16i3.643 | © 1995 L. Venter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 May 1995 | Published: 02 May 1995

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L. Venter, Departement Afrikaans, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

Fragments linger in our ears: the re-activation of older literary texts in the oeuvre of T.T. Cloete
Robert Scholes defines the vocation of the lecturer of literature as a commitment “to help our students unlock textual powers”, stressing the relation of the text to other texts. Scholes and N.P. van Wyk Louw use different metaphors for the concept of the entwinement o f literary texts. I identify (using Louw's metaphor) possible deviations implied by the text(s) of T.T. Cloete: reflection regarding the poet and the origin of the poem; the poet/Cloete functioning as "just another collection of (inter)-texts”, by virtue of his erudition and inclusive procéde; an implied personal and extended, international canon; the critical approach to the Afrikaans literature and the focus on the role of the reader via a Medieval text. My aim is to stress the efficacy of the poetry of Cloete to form a comprehensive curriculum.

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