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Op Weg Na Ku (Afrikaans, Paperback): Breyten Breytenbach Op Weg Na Ku (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Breyten Breytenbach
R250 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R55 (22%) In stock

op weg na kŻ is in vele opsigte 'n gesamtkunstwerk, soortgelyk aan Katalekte in 2012. Die gedigte word begelei deur 'n verskeidenheid foto's, hetsy van landskappe of van Breyten se eie en ook ander kunstenaars se skilderye. Die manuskrip bevat 'n rykdom bepeinsings, gedagtes, digterlike hoogtepunte en kort-kortverhale, en eindelik word die teks meer as die somtotaal van vers en beeld.

In die woorde van Andries Visagie: "Dit word 'n sintese van artistieke talent sonder weerga. Al die elemente in Breytenbach se literÍre arsenaal - die voŽls, die honde, die maan, die liefde, ballingskap, die metapoŽtiese nadenke oor die woord en skryf - is hier aanwesig. Opnuut kan 'n mens net in verbystering staan oor die oorweldigende digterlike idiolek wat die skrywer ontwikkel het."

WITCH (Paperback): Rebecca Tamas WITCH (Paperback)
Rebecca Tamas
R229 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R48 (21%) In stock

WITCH is a strange, visceral and darkly witty debut by a startling new voice in British poetry. Rebecca Tamas reckons with blood and earth, mysticism and the devil, witch trials and the suffragettes, gender and sexuality. At turns lyrical, philosophical and obscene, WITCH evokes the intimate, sensual power of nature and merges it with the revolutionary potential of women's voices. These are poems as spells - spells against suppression, silence and obedience; hexes that cling to your body like sweat, full of a messy, violent joy, `a small, bright, filthy song'. Feminist, ecological and occult, WITCH grabs history and shakes it, demanding: `Wake me up when it really gets started'.

The Riverside Chaucer - Reissued with a new foreword by Christopher Cannon (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Geoffrey Chaucer,... The Riverside Chaucer - Reissued with a new foreword by Christopher Cannon (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Geoffrey Chaucer, Larry D. Benson; Foreword by Christopher Cannon
R599 R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Save R44 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The third edition of the definitive collection of Chaucer's Complete Works, reissued with a new foreword by Christopher Cannon. Since F. N. Robinson's second edition of the The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer was published in 1957, there has been a dramatic increase in Chaucer scholarship. This has not only enriched our understanding of Chaucer's art, but has also enabled scholars, working for the first time with all the source-material, to recreate Chaucer's authentic texts. For the third edition, an international team of experts completely re-edited all the works, added glosses to appear on the page with the text, and greatly expanded the introductory material, explanatory notes, textual notes, bibliography, and glossary. In short, the Riverside Chaucer is the fruit of many years' study - the most authentic and exciting edition available of Chaucer's Complete Works.

Stargazing at Noon (Paperback): Amanda Torroni Stargazing at Noon (Paperback)
Amanda Torroni 1
R227 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R87 (38%) In stock

Whether between points of lights in the sky or the freckles on a lover's skin, Amanda Torroni's poetry finds the beautiful patterns in the material of life. In this collection, Amanda Torroni expands on her previously published chapbook, Stargazing at Noon, adding over seventy poems and brand-new material. Torroni writes about intimacy, distance, the body, self-doubt, nostalgia, and love-both lost and found. Her poems weave disparate source material into beautiful metaphor; readers are as likely to find Plato and neurological terminology as they are moonlit lovers and broken hearts.

Chasers of the Light (Hardcover): Tyler Knott Gregson Chasers of the Light (Hardcover)
Tyler Knott Gregson
R283 R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Save R87 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

I would love to say that you make me weak at the knees, but to be quite upfront and completely truthful, you make my body forget it has knees at all. One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything. He fell in love. Three years and almost one thousand poems later, Tyler is now known as the creator of the Typewriter Series: a striking collection of poems typed onto found scraps of paper or created via blackout method. Chasers of the Light features some of his most insightful and beautifully worded pieces of work - poems that illuminate grand gestures and small glimpses, poems that celebrate the beauty of a life spent chasing the light.

Prente By 'n Uitstalling (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Philip de Vos Prente By 'n Uitstalling (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Philip de Vos; Illustrated by Piet Grobler
R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Nadat Moessorgski na ín uitstalling van skilderye van sy gestorwe vriend Viktor Hartmann gegaan het, het hy in 1874 ín klavierwerk geskryf wat in 1922 deur Ravel georkestreer is en as gevolg van die orkesweergawe beroemd geword het. Philip de Vos het met sy verse die werk gemoderniseer om dit meer toegangklik vir moderne lesers te maak, terwyl dit steeds die gevoel van hierdie klassieke meesterwerk behou. Die prettige en slim Prente by ín uitstalling beeld die besoeker uit soos hy van die een skildery na die volgende beweeg.

Through the Eye of a Needle (Paperback): Lebogang Lance Nawa Through the Eye of a Needle (Paperback)
Lebogang Lance Nawa
R20 Discovery Miles 200 In stock

Through the eye of a needle is the auhtor's debut collection of poems reflecting a highly eclectic mix of styles with idiomatic interplay of English and African languages. Spanning fifteen years, the poems reflect different developmental and stylistic patterns drawn from various influences of the South African experience. Each poem resonates with a distinct voice commenting on the poet's educational development and political awareness from the 1970s to present-day democratic South Africa.

Mythos - The Greek Myths Retold (Paperback): Stephen Fry Mythos - The Greek Myths Retold (Paperback)
Stephen Fry 1
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Discover Stephen Fry's magnificent retelling of the greatest myths and legends ever told . . . ___________ No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses. In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus and follow doomed Persephone into the dark and lonely realm of the Underworld. We shiver when Pandora opens her jar of evil torments and watch with joy as the legendary love affair between Eros and Psyche unfolds. Mythos captures these extraordinary myths for our modern age - in all their dazzling and deeply human relevance. ___________ *SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD* 'Ebullient and funny' The Times 'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph 'A rollicking good read' Independent 'Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm' Mail on Sunday 'Fry takes us from Zeus to Athena with humour. The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian If you're enthralled by the magic of Greek mythology, you'll love Fry's follow-up book Heroes which is OUT NOW, with tales of mortals and monsters, quests and adventures . . .

Dear Mother - Poems on the Hot Mess of Motherhood (Paperback, Original ed.): Bunmi Laditan Dear Mother - Poems on the Hot Mess of Motherhood (Paperback, Original ed.)
Bunmi Laditan
R284 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R72 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The New Century of South African Poetry (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Michael Chapman The New Century of South African Poetry (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Michael Chapman
R225 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R41 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A revised and updated edition of this much-loved poetry anthology which was first published in 2002. This new edition of The New Century of South African Poetry now includes 125 new poems, with the addition of a fifth section covering works produced by poets who have made their mark since the early 2000s. New Century includes pieces in divergent styles by a wide range of authors - from traditional songs by Khoisan poets to poems by established figures such as Roy Campbell, N.P. van Wyk Louw, Mazisi Kunene, Douglas Livingstone, Mongane Wally Serote and Antjie Krog. Popular poetic forms like maskanda, kiba, praises and rap share the pages with current poets such as Gabeba Baderoon, Rustum Kozain, Danie Marais, Nick Mulgrew and Koleka Putuma…

Doodmenslik (Afrikaans, Paperback, Nuwe Uitgawe): W.L. Van der Merwe Doodmenslik (Afrikaans, Paperback, Nuwe Uitgawe)
W.L. Van der Merwe
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Willie van der Merwe se debuutbundel handel oor religieuse ontnugtering, geklee in vele vorme, en is ín verkenning van die eksistensiele vakuum soos selde tevore in Afrikaans. Die titel sinspeel op die eenvoudige kwaliteite van die alledaagse mens aan die een kant, maar aan die ander kant op die fisiese en geestelike dood wat as goue draad deur die bundel loop. Die dualisme tussen skoonheid en weerloosheid word van meet af aan ondersoek en die gebroke werklikheid van die digter se ervaringswereld word treffend verbeeld. Dit is ín donker bundel vol swart humor, wat die weersin van erotiek en oorlog op skrydende en dikwels ironiese wyse verwoord. Dit eindig egter met ín evangeliese optimisme: met van die mooiste liefdesgedigte wat nog in Afrikaans verskyn het.

Gebroke Sinne (Afrikaans, Hardcover): Stef Bos Gebroke Sinne (Afrikaans, Hardcover)
Stef Bos 1
R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Met sy nostalgiese songs het die Nederlandse sanger Stef Bos Suid-Afrikaanse gehore stormenderhand verower. Gebroke sinne is 'n versameling songs wat Afrikaanse poesie geword het. Eenvoudige, egte woorde wat tot die hart spreek.

Meeting the British (Paperback, Main): Paul Muldoon Meeting the British (Paperback, Main)
Paul Muldoon 1
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Meeting the British is Paul Muldoon's fifth collection of poems. They range from an account of the first recorded case of germ warfare, through a meditation on a bar of soap, to a sequence of monologues spoken by some of the famous, or infamous, inhabitants of '7, Middagh Street', New York, on Thanksgiving Day, 1940.

Rock, Paper, Scissors (Paperback): Richard Osmond Rock, Paper, Scissors (Paperback)
Richard Osmond 1
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Richard Osmond won the the Seamus Heaney Prize for his widely praised first collection, Useful Verses. His second, Rock Paper Scissors, presents an extraordinary, collaged response to the poet's direct experience of the terrorist attack in London on June 3rd, 2017. Osmond has written a powerful and challenging collection of original poems representing the complex, fragmentary nature of traumatic experience. Interleaved with these are translated excerpts of two very different texts: the Anglo Saxon epic poem Beowulf, and the Qur'an. Osmond's translations from the Qur'an, in contrast to the stereotype of the Qur'an as a monolithic book full of judgement and proscription, focus on its vivid lyricism and the surprisingly riddling nature of its philosophy. In this unexpected context, the visceral and frightening excerpts from Beowulf echo with unnervingly modern resonances. Rock, Paper, Scissors takes a bold look at the problems of interpretation of texts and of events: in taking every opportunity to keep the complexity of his difficult subject intact, and in his refusal to simplify some of the most urgent questions of the age, Osmond has written a book of compelling importance.

Heroes - Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures (Paperback): Stephen Fry Heroes - Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures (Paperback)
Stephen Fry 1
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Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . . __________ There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera. Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best. ___________ 'Ebullient and funny' The Times 'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph 'A rollicking good read' Independent 'Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm' Mail on Sunday 'The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian

Milk and Honey (Paperback): Rupi Kaur Milk and Honey (Paperback)
Rupi Kaur 4
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#1 New York Times bestseller Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

Quarter Life Poetry (Hardcover): Samantha Jayne Quarter Life Poetry (Hardcover)
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The creator of the popular Tumblr and Instagram "Quarter Life Poetry" tackles the real-life truths of work, money, sex, and many other challenges 20-somethings face in a laugh-out-loud collection of poetry. Samantha Jayne knows that life post-college isn't as glamorous as all undergrads think it's going to be... because she's currently living it. A graphic artist, Sam started creating doodles and funny poems about her life as a 25-year-old. And when she decided to put them on Instagram, the captions were full of other people tagging friends and saying, "This is literally us." At a time where it seems like everyone around you is getting married, making more money than you do, and paying off their student loans, Sam's poetry captures the voice of millennials everywhere who know that being in your 20s can sometimes be the exact opposite of "the best years of your life."

Jan, Piet, Koos en Jakob (Afrikaans, Paperback): Loftus Marais Jan, Piet, Koos en Jakob (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Loftus Marais
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Diť derde bundel van Marais ontgin opnuut bekende temas uit die digter se oeuvre: verbruikerskultuur, manlike identiteit, tuis/ontuis wees in SA, dikwels met 'n vlymskerp humorsin en 'n nog skerper visuele ingesteldheid. Die verse word saamgeryg in 'n eenheid wat neig na 'n naamlys, 'n portretuitstalling en selfs na 'n register van herinneringe. Met diť verse vestig Marais hom as een van die mees behendige beoefenaars van die hedendaagse digkuns.

For My Best Friend Forever (Hardcover): Purple Ronnie For My Best Friend Forever (Hardcover)
Purple Ronnie 1
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Here's a little thank you Cos you're always there for me, With plenty of laughs and amazing adventures, Three cheers to my awesome bestie! Show your BFF how much they mean to you with the help of Purple Ronnie! Cute cartoons combine with silly and sometimes irreverent poems along with funny one-liners to help you tell that special someone just how awesome they are.

Essex Clay (Paperback): Andrew Motion Essex Clay (Paperback)
Andrew Motion 1
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Andrew Motion's prose memoir In the Blood (2006) was widely acclaimed, praised as an act of magical retrieval and a hymn to familial love. Now, over a decade later and after moving to live and work in the United States, Motion looks back once more to recreate a stunning biographical sequel - but this time in verse.

Essex Clay rekindles, expands and gives a tragic resonance to subjects that have haunted the poet throughout his writing life. In the first part, he tells the story of his mother's riding accident, long unconsciousness and slow death; in the second, he remembers the end of his father's life; and in the third, he describes an encounter that deepens the poem's tangled themes of loss and memory and retrieval. Although the prevailing mood of the poem has a sweeping Tennysonian melancholy, its wealth of physical details and its narrative momentum make it as compelling as a fast-paced novel: a settling of accounts which admits that final resolutions are impossible.

Zambezi (Paperback): M.C. Botha Zambezi (Paperback)
M.C. Botha
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Zambezi is die eerste reisbeskrywing in Afrikaans in jare. M.C. Botha, skepper van fiksie, het per Kombi deur Suid-Afrika, Zimbabwe en Botswana getoer en sy waarnemings onvervals neergepen. Hoe hy ontvang is by doeane en padblokkades en deur gewone mense; wat Radio Moskou na Afrika uitsaai en wat die media in Zimbabwe van Suid-Afrika se; hoe wild en ongerep wildtuine noord van die Limpopo nog is, hoe gevaarlik gebiede waar die gewapende onrus is. Zambezi is 'n interessante tydsdokument, onderhoudend geskryf en aangevul met foto's wat die skrywer self geneem het.

The Half-God of Rainfall (Hardcover): Inua Ellams The Half-God of Rainfall (Hardcover)
Inua Ellams 1
R230 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R71 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the award-winning poet and playwright behind Barber Shop Chronicles, The Half-God of Rainfall is an epic story and a lyrical exploration of pride, power and female revenge. There is something about Demi. When this boy is angry, rain clouds gather. When he cries, rivers burst their banks and the first time he takes a shot on a basketball court, the deities of the land take note. His mother, Modupe, looks on with a mixture of pride and worry. From close encounters, she knows Gods often act like men: the same fragile egos, the same unpredictable fury and the same sense of entitlement to the bodies of mortals. She will sacrifice everything to protect her son, but she knows the Gods will one day tire of sports fans, their fickle allegiances and misdirected prayers. When that moment comes, it won't matter how special he is. Only the women in Demi's life, the mothers, daughters and Goddesses, will stand between him and a lightning bolt.

Uittogboek (Afrikaans, Paperback): Johan Myburg Uittogboek (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Johan Myburg
R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Uittogboek Ė ín bundel wat van fyn vakmanskap, tematiese en stilistiese verskeidenheid en intellektuele diepgang getuig Ė is ín hoogtepunt in die digter Johan Myburg se oeuvre. Temas soos die doodsbesef, die mens se verganklikheid en die optekening van laaste dinge word op subtiele en sensitiewe wyse benader en met ironie en humor deurspek. Die samebindende gegewe van die bundel is die Romeinse keiser Hadrianus (76Ė138 n.C.), en die bundel open met sy bekende sterfgedig in Latyn en Myburg se trefsekere vertaling daarvan in Afrikaans. Myburg bewys homself met hierdie publikasie as ín digter wat nie slegs formele verse nie, maar ook vrye verse en langer prosagedigte kan skryf wat die leser op verskeie vlakke uitdaag, gevange hou en betower.

Eternity - Selected Poems (Paperback): Tracy K. Smith Eternity - Selected Poems (Paperback)
Tracy K. Smith 1
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Tracy K. Smith's poetry seems to contain the whole universe. From the earliest work gathered here, we find the voices and experiences of women who have lived adventurously, who have travelled, desired, and found themselves drinking at bars with strangers in lands far from home; we find records of tenderness and of conflict, of the cruelty inflicted on humanity by humanity, and remarkable documentary work bearing witness to the victims of injustice, from a Native American boy separated from his family by the US Government to the girls kidnapped as 'wives' for rebel commanders in Uganda. This volume gathers the poet's selections from her four collections published since 2003, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Life on Mars, which expands the scope still further, finding in outer space - and the work of David Bowie - a rich vein of questions about life and death, power and paternalism, and race; and Wade in the Water, whose explorations of motherhood and the destruction of the environment intertwine with verbatim histories of slavery and the American Civil War. These are sensuous, light-filled poems, capable of finding the luminous, the transcendent and a principle of love in even the most difficult of subjects.

The Odyssey (Paperback): Homer The Odyssey (Paperback)
Homer; Translated by Emily Wilson 1
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The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage, family and identity; and about travellers, hospitality and the changing meanings of home in a strange world. This vivid new translation-the first by a woman-matches the number of lines in the Greek original, striding at Homer's sprightly pace. Emily Wilson employs elemental, resonant language and an iambic pentameter to produce a translation with an enchanting "rhythm and rumble" that avoids proclaiming its own grandeur. An engrossing tale told in a compelling new voice that allows contemporary readers to luxuriate in Homer's descriptions and similes and to thrill at the tension and excitement of its hero's adventures, Wilson recaptures what is "epic" about this wellspring of world literature.

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