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Via alruin en seks tot God: die eiesoortige mistiek in die poësie van T.T. Cloete

B. J. Odendaal
Literator | Vol 14, No 2 | a697 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v14i2.697 | © 1993 B. J. Odendaal | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 May 1993 | Published: 03 May 1993

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B. J. Odendaal, Universiteit van die Oranje-Vrystaat, South Africa

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Abstract

In this article the researcher contends that T.T. Cloete, one of the most prominent contemporary Afrikaans religious poets, does not only periodically give expression to the mystical experience in his poetry (as Bosman [1989] would have it), but that the whole body of his poetic work is characterized by a distinctive mysticism. This mysticism, averse from the Catholic, ascetically inspired mystical tradition, is to be seen as a continuation and further development of the Protestant tradition with its greater emphasis on the earthly, general revelation of God, and is distinguished by its strong aesthetic basis and its lively topicality.

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