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Die interfererende kontoere van Nijhoff en Cloete se poëtika

A. Nel, T. Gouws
Literator | Vol 16, No 3 | a645 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v16i3.645 | © 1995 A. Nel, T. Gouws | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 May 1995 | Published: 02 May 1995

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A. Nel, Departement Afrikaans, Universiteit van die Noordweste, Mmabatho, South Africa
T. Gouws, Departement Afrikaans, Universiteit van die Noordweste, Mmabatho, South Africa

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The interferential contours of Nijhoff and Cloete’s poetics
In the poetry of T.T. Cloete the recycling or idiolectical transformation of texts from the Dutch literary tradition can clearly be demonstrated. The aim of this article is to explore the manner in which Cloete’s poetics manifests itself verse-extemally and verseinternally, and to indicate the interactional views of the poetry of Cloete and the Dutch poet Nijhoff. In the article it is demonstrated that those views which Cloete shares with Nijhoff manifest themselves in his poetry. The contours of these theories are views of the origins of poetry, a world view and a theory of objectivity. The nub of the shared views centres in the concept of the wilfulness of language which is linked synchronically to the so-called autonomistic poetics of the Utrecht model.


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