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Suidpunt-jazz van André Letoit: Waardeoordeel en die lees van ’n postmodernistiese prosateks

W. Burger
Literator | Vol 13, No 1 | a723 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v13i1.723 | © 1992 W. Burger | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 May 1992 | Published: 06 May 1992

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W. Burger, Universiteit van Zoeloeland, South Africa

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Abstract

In reviews of the postmodernist novel, Suidpunt-jazz, certain value judgements are made. The norms on which these assessments are based are examined by using a model of Boonstra (1979). According to this model, coherence is singled out as the most important norm in these reviews. By emphasizing this norm, a balanced evaluation of a postmodernist text becomes impossible. Eventually other norms (illusion-breaking and différance) are shown to be possibly more valid for evaluating a postmodernist text like Suidpunt-jazz.

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