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Flame In The Snow - The Love Letters Of Andre Brink & Ingrid Jonker (Hardcover): Francis Galloway Flame In The Snow - The Love Letters Of Andre Brink & Ingrid Jonker (Hardcover)
Francis Galloway; Andre Brink 2
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R290 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R82 (28%) Ships in 7 - 10 work days

In a telegram dated 29 April 1963, thirty-year-old Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker thanks André Brink, a young novelist of twenty-eight, for flowers and a letter he sent her. In the more than two hundred letters that followed this telegram, one of South African literature’s most famous love affairs unfolds. Jonker’s final letter to Brink is dated 18 April 1965. She drowned herself in the ocean at Three Anchor Bay three months later.

More than fifty years on, this poignant, often stormy relationship still grips readers’ imaginations.

In December 2014, three months before his death on 6 February 2015, André Brink offered these never-before-seen letters, as well as personal photographs, for publication.

'n Droe wit seisoen (Afrikaans, Paperback, Heruitgawe): Andre Brink 'n Droe wit seisoen (Afrikaans, Paperback, Heruitgawe)
Andre Brink
R335 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R47 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Hierdie boeiende versameling kortverhale bevat skryfwerk van ervare misdaadskrywers en bekendes in ander genres. 'n Reeks geslepe misdadigers kom te staan teen hul ewekniee aan die ander kant van die gereg: polisiemanne, privaatspeurders of net doodgewone mense in ongewone omstandighede. Met verhale deur o.a. Karin Brynard, Kerneels Breytenbach, Bettina Wyngaard, Martin Steyn, Jacques Steenkamp, Nathan Trantraal en Deborah Steinmair. Saamgestel deur Rudie van Rensburg.

The Novel - Language and Narrative from Cervantes to Calvino (Hardcover): Andre Brink The Novel - Language and Narrative from Cervantes to Calvino (Hardcover)
Andre Brink
R2,190 Discovery Miles 21 900 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

"The novel, Brink argues, is not about representation but the self-conscious play of language. From its inception, he suggests, the genre has been about the act of writing and self-reflection. This thesis is not new but is part of the currency of postmodern literary theory. Brink, himself a noted South African novelist, the author of some 12 books, including "A Dry White Season" (1984), and a university professor, brings the insight of an insider. He surveys 15 celebrated novels, historically arranged from "Don Quixote" and "La Princesse de Cleves" to A.S. Byatt's "Possession" and Italo Calvino's "If on a Winter Night a Traveller" examining each in terms of its play with writing and language. His discussions are marked by clarity, insight, and comprehension. A valuable book."
"--Thomas L. Cooksey, Library Journal"

"What a treat to explore the novel as a genre through the lucid eyes of AndrA(c) Brink, himself one of the world's foremost novelists! I particularly enjoyed the way in which the most traditional novels were revealed as contemporary and entirely relevant."
"--Ariel Dorfman"

The postmodernist novel has become famous for the extremes of its narcissistic involvement with language. In this challenging and wide-ranging new study, AndrA(c) Brink argues that this self-consciousness has been a defining characteristic of the novel since its inception. Taking as his starting point "the propensity for story" embedded in all language, he demonstrates that the old familiar novels may be the more startlingly modern, while postmodernist texts remain more firmly rooted in convention.

From the beginnings of the genre with Don Quixote, through "classic" novels of theeighteenth and nineteenth centuries and modern and postmodern texts of the twentieth, Brink performs a sweeping analysis of 500 years of the novel, including "Moll Flanders," "Emma," "Madame Bovary," "The Trial," "One Hundred Years of Solitude," and "Possession," As an internationally recognized novelist, he brings a unique critical eye and enthusiasm to his exploration of the genre, offering the reader a refreshing and rewarding introduction to the novel and narrative theory.

A Dry White Season (Paperback): Andre Brink A Dry White Season (Paperback)
Andre Brink 1
R301 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R43 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

As startling and powerful as when first published more than two decades ago, Andre Brink's classic novel, "A Dry White Season," is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance, the human condition, and the heavy price of morality.

Ben Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in suburban Johannesburg in a dark time of intolerance and state-sanctioned apartheid. A simple, apolitical man, he believes in the essential fairness of the South African government and its policies&#8212until the sudden arrest and subsequent "suicide" of a black janitor from Du Toit's school. Haunted by new questions and desperate to believe that the man's death was a tragic accident, Du Toit undertakes an investigation into the terrible affair&#8212a quest for the truth that will have devastating consequences for the teacher and his family, as it draws him into a lethal morass of lies, corruption, and murder.

Die Rooikop en die Redakteur - Die Beste Kortverhale 1953-1959 (Afrikaans, Paperback): Andre Brink Die Rooikop en die Redakteur - Die Beste Kortverhale 1953-1959 (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Andre Brink
R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Ships in 1 work day

Jan Wentzel, verhaleredakteur van Die voorpunt, kry te make met Marié Hurter, ’n aspirant-skrywer wat maar net nie wíl aanvaar dat haar liefdesverhaal afgekeur is nie. Jan het hoë ideale en neem sy werk ernstig op, maar ’n probleem ontstaan. Hoe gemaak as hy nou ook ’n ogie op Marié het? Of voer dié ondeunde rooikop iets in die mou?

In Die rooikop en die redakteur en ander stories bring H&R vroeë verhale deur een van Afrikaans se belangrikste skrywers in een band byeen. Vóór die Sestiger-beweging, etlike literêre pryse en internasionale aansien het André Brink sy loopbaan begin as skrywer van humoristiese stories en spannings- en liefdesverhale in gesinstydskrifte. Die vermaaklike stories in dié bundel het gedurende die 50's in die tydskrifte Die huisgenoot en Die brandwag verskyn. Dié bundel kombineer Brink se eiesoortige sin vir humor met ’n tikkie nostalgie – perfek vir ’n ouer én nuwe geslag lesers. Saamgestel deur Cecilia van Zyl, voormalige verhaleredakteur van Die huisgenoot.

Rumours Of Rain (Paperback, Reissue): Andre Brink Rumours Of Rain (Paperback, Reissue)
Andre Brink
R370 R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Save R62 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Winter in South Africa - a time of searing drought, angry stirrings in Soweto, and the shadow of the Angolan conflict cast across the scorched bush. Martin Mynhardt, a wealthy Afrikaner, plans a weekend at his old family farm. But his visit coincides with a time of crisis in his personal life. In a few days, the security of a lifetime is destroyed and, with only the uncertain values of his past to guide him, Mynhardt is left to face the wreckage of his future.

Dry White Season (Paperback, Reissue): Andre Brink Dry White Season (Paperback, Reissue)
Andre Brink
R266 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R45 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

Ben du Toit is an ordinary, decent, harmless man, unremarkable in every way - until his sense of justice is outraged by the death of a man he has known. His friend died at the hands of the police. In the beginning it appears a straightforward matter, an unfortunate error that can be explained and put right. But as Ben investigates further he finds that his curiosity becomes labelled rebellion - and for a rebel there is no way back.

Philida (Paperback): Andre Brink Philida (Paperback)
Andre Brink 1
R345 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R58 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

The year is 1832 and the Cape is rife with rumours about the liberation of slaves. Philida is the mother of four children by Francois Brink, the son of her master. Francois has reneged on his promise to set her free and his father has ordered him to marry a white woman from a prominent family, selling Philida on to owners in the harsh country in the north. Unwilling to accept this fate, Philida tests the limits of her freedom by setting off on a journey. She travels across the great wilderness to the far north of Cape Town - determined to survive and be free. LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2012.

An Instant in the Wind (Paperback): Andre Brink An Instant in the Wind (Paperback)
Andre Brink
R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

&?Brink writes feelingly of South Africa-the land, the black, the white, the terrible beauty and tragedy that lies therein.&? -Publishers Weekly&
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize?&
An Instant in the Wind is the passionate story of an escaped slave and a white woman lost in the African wilderness, and the unexpected love that flowers between them.&
&?Brink describes &?calamities and absurdities of the apartheid system with a cold lucidity that in no way interferes with high emotion and daring flights of the imagination.&?&?&
-Mario Vargas Llosa, New York Times Book Review&
&?It is difficult to see how any South African novelist will be able to surpass the honesty of this novel or the real courage-both as artist and as [a] political man-which enabled Brink to write it.&?&
-World Literature Today&
&?Andr?? Brink has gained a reputation in this country and in his native South Africa as a novelist unafraid to tackle the controversial subjects of mixed-race love affairs and marriages, of the injustices of apartheid, or racism in all its myriad forms.&?&
-Book World&
&?The subject is important and the novelistic achievement impressive.&?&
-Library Journal&
&?Tales of upper class women and primitive men combating the wilderness are nothing new. But I know of no other as honest, as beautifully told or as sad as this one.&?&
-Sunday Plain Dealer&
&?An Instant in the Wind stands with the best of Alan Paton.&?&
-Cleveland Plain Dealer&
Andr?? Brink is one of South Africa&'s most eminent novelists. He is the author of seventeen works of fiction, has been twice shortlisted for the Booker Prize and is anoutspoken recorder of South Africa&'s turbulent history, from the days of apartheid to the present.&

Imaginings of Sand (Paperback, Reissue): Andre Brink Imaginings of Sand (Paperback, Reissue)
Andre Brink
R342 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

THE BOOK: A narrative counterpoint between two women, two South Africas. Kristien Muller returns from London to her homeland to fulfil a promise. Her grandmother lies on her deathbed unleashing a turmult of myth, legend and brute fact. Confronted by the realities of a land hurtling towards change, Kristien discovers that the present holds its own moments of savagery. A searing panorama of South Africa's experience, reminiscent in its political & imaginative scope of Marquez's One Hundred Years Of Solitude.

The Other Side of Silence (Paperback, New Ed): Andre Brink The Other Side of Silence (Paperback, New Ed)
Andre Brink
R339 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R58 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

As a small child in a wintry Bremen, Hanna dreams about the other side of silence, the place where the wind comes from and palm trees wave in the sun. Seeing her chance to escape from years of abuse in an orphanage and in service, Hanna joins one of the shiploads of young women transported in the early years of the twentieth century to the colony of German South-West Africa to assuage the needs of the male settlers. Following atrocious punishment for daring to resist the advances of an army officer, she arrives in a phantasmagoric refuge in the African desert - 'prison, nunnery, brothel, shithouse, Frauenstein'. When the drunken excesses of a visiting army detachment threaten her only companion, Hanna revolts. Mounting a ragtag army of female and natives, she sets out on an epic march through the desert to take on the might of the German Reich.

This apocalyptic journey through the darker regions of the soul will also reveal to her the hidden meanings of suffering, revenge, companionship, love and compassion.

The Other Side of Silence (Paperback): Andre Brink The Other Side of Silence (Paperback)
Andre Brink
R519 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R57 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

"Brink blends history with invention and African myth . . . This bloody fable, rooted in bloody reality, is one of Brink's most powerful works."-"Los Angeles Times Book Review
Hanna X is a young German woman who wants to escape her tortured childhood by moving to her country's colony in South-West Africa. Upon arriving, however, she is confronted with the harsh realities of colonial life. For resisting the advances of a German officer, she is banished to Frauenstein, a phantasmagoric outpost that is at once a prison, nunnery, and brothel. When the drunken excesses of visiting soldiers threaten the young girl who has become her only companion, Hanna revolts.
Mounting a ragtag army of women and native victims of colonial brutality, she sets out on an epic journey to take on the German Reich. Combining the history of colonialism with the myths of Africa, this is an exquisitely written tale of suffering, violence, revenge, and love.
Andre Brink has won South Africa's major literary prize, the CAN, three times and has twice been short-listed for the Booker Prize. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Devil's Valley (Paperback, 1st Harvest ed): Andre Brink Devil's Valley (Paperback, 1st Harvest ed)
Andre Brink
R634 R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Save R77 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

When Flip Lochner, a seedy, tired journalist fleeing a failed marriage, sees a beautiful woman with four breasts in Devil's Valley, he thinks it's a mirage. But then a man called Lukas Death stands before him. So begins Lochner's search for "the truth" first hinted at by a young student in Cape Town who was mysteriously killed. Lochner meets Lukas Death's clan, where righteousness prevails by day and depravity by night, where punishment for misdemeanors is summary, yet brutal murderers walk unscathed. Nothing in Devil's Valley is as it seems: the supernatural is an ingredient of every day, the living and the dead are never quite separate, the grotesque coexists with the banal.
Vibrant and darkly humorous, "Devil's Valley" is splendid entertainment from a master storyteller.

Imaginings of Sand (Paperback, 1st Harvest ed): Andre Brink Imaginings of Sand (Paperback, 1st Harvest ed)
Andre Brink
R391 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R37 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 work days

When expatriate Afrikaner Kristien Muller hears of her grandmother's impending death, she ends her self-imposed exile in London and returns to the South Africa she thought she'd escaped. But irrevocable change is sweeping the land, and reality itself seems to be in flux as the country stages its first democratic elections. Kristien's Ouma Kristina herself is dying because of the upheavals: a terrorist attack on her isolated mansion has terminally injured her. As Kristien keeps vigil by her grandmother's sickbed, Ouma tells Kristien stories of nine generations of women in the family, stories in which myth and reality blur, in which legend and brute fact are confused, in which magic, treachery, farce, and heroism are the stuff of the day-to-day. Imaginings of Sand is the passionate tale of a nation discovering itself and of the women who pioneered that discovery.

Praying Mantis (Paperback, New ed): Andre Brink Praying Mantis (Paperback, New ed)
Andre Brink 2
R238 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

In his early years, growing up on a Dutch farm in the deep interior of the southern African Cape, Cupido Cockroach became the greatest drinker, liar, fornicator and fighter of his region. Coming under the spell of a woman, the soap-boiler Anna, and the great Dr Johannes Theodorus van der Kemp of the London Missionary Society, Cupido is then made the first Khoi or 'Hottentot' missionary ordained at the Cape of Good Hope. Received into the fold of the Church, Cupido passionately turns against all his early beliefs and is appointed as missionary in a remote and arid region in the North-western Cape. But this also marks the beginning of his decline, as the Society abandons him to his fate. One by one, the members of his congregation disappear into the desert, so that in the end, abandoned even by his wife and children, he is left to preach to the stones and thorn trees and tortoises, returning to the dream-world of his people.

Au Plus Noir De La Nuit (French, Paperback): Andre Brink Au Plus Noir De La Nuit (French, Paperback)
Andre Brink
R552 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R31 (6%) Special order
Before I Forget (Hardcover): Andre Brink Before I Forget (Hardcover)
Andre Brink
R754 R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Save R52 (7%) Special order

Chris Minaar is a distinguished South African writer who has lost his gift for the word. That is, until, he meets Rachel, a woman destined to become the great love of his life, a love greater for being unfulfilled.
Before I Forget is the final act of Chris's creative life; it is the coming together of all the chaotic pieces of his existence. It is much more than the story of how he met Rachel; it is the story of his life and his lifetime of loves. There are brief affairs, extended affairs, even a marriage and in all of them we find Chris retelling his joys and pains in such a way that they move us to tears and beyond.
Erotic, searingly honest, and a profoundly moving novel, this is the history of a life set against the history of a nation and, more than anything, a tribute to lost lovers and our very ability to love at all.

Un Instant Dans Le Vent (French, Paperback): Andre Brink Un Instant Dans Le Vent (French, Paperback)
Andre Brink
R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Special order
Chain Of Voices (Paperback, Reissue): Andre Brink Chain Of Voices (Paperback, Reissue)
Andre Brink
R273 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R43 (16%) Special order

It is 1825 and high in the mountains of South Africa a group of slaves stand accused of the murder of their owner, Nicolass van der Merwe, a wealthy Afrikaner farmer. Galant, the van der Merwe family's chief hand, is held leader of the murderous band. Raised with the two sons of the house, it was not until adulthood and rivalry over Hester, orphaned daughter of a tenant farmer, that he realised their different roles, their unequal futures and opposed stations in life. "A Chain Of Voices" stands as a prophetic lesson - when hopes of freedom from slavery are dashed, and when promises of equal treatment are broken, an escalating spiral of bitterness, resentment, and finally, explosive violence is inevitable.

Devil's Valley (Paperback, Reissue): Andre Brink Devil's Valley (Paperback, Reissue)
Andre Brink
R342 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R58 (17%) Special order

Flip Lochner is a weary and disillusioned newspaper crime reporter. Curious to find out more about the origins of a casual acquaintance, he descends into Devil's Valley where, like Dante's Virgil, he encounters a bewildering array of mysterious characters and events that lead him to reevaluate the world in which he lives and which he thought he knew. Fusing invention and reality, magic realism and earthy humour, Lochner's adventures in the valley centre around the journey he undertakes to discover the truth about the elusive and erotic figure of Emma, one of Brink's most remarkable creations.

On the Contrary (Paperback, Reissue): Andre Brink On the Contrary (Paperback, Reissue)
Andre Brink
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Special order

Estienne Barbier, born in the Loire Valley in 1699, lays claim to service in the armies of the kings of France and Prussia, but he is an inveterate liar, and the truth is less glorious: irate husbands have made the Lowlands too hot to hold him, and he has deserted his pregnant wife to stow away for the Cape of Good Hope. An expedition to the hinterland opens his eyes to the majesty of the African landscape and its wondrous animals and he is enchanted by the rumour of a fabled city of gold. But he also begins to see clearly the sordid dealing that underlies the self-righteous pomposity of the East India Company. It is a vision that makes him powerful enemies. Taking cover on a remote farm, and energetically consoling sundry widows, Barbier finds himself, to his own surprise, fomenting rebellion.

An Act of Terror (Paperback, Reissue): Andre Brink An Act of Terror (Paperback, Reissue)
Andre Brink
R447 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R68 (15%) Special order

`A massive apartheid thriller centred on a plot to blow up none other than the State President outside the gates of Cape Town Castle. . . Brink at his robust and imaginative best' - Adam Low, Daily Telegraph. A profound novel set in South Africa that combines compelling action with an intellectual confrontation of the author's poitically volatile home country. A brave masterpiece from Booker Prize shortlisted, award-winning author Andre Brink.

The First Life of Adamastor (Paperback, REI): Andre Brink The First Life of Adamastor (Paperback, REI)
Andre Brink
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Special order

THE FIRST LIFE OF ADAMASTOR has it origins in an act of rescue: what, wondered Andre Brink, lay behind fragments of myth that have been handed down about the mountains of the Cape? Adamastor, the Titan whose body, legend has it, formed the rocks of the Peninsula, first appears in European literature in the sixteenth century - much about the time of the first known contact between seagoing European explorers and the natives of Southern Africa. How Brink asks, would that meeting have looked from the landward side? What role would the visitors take in the mythology of an utterly different culture, with its own deities, its own accumulated story? The result is an extraordinary creation, moving, richly inventive, unashamedly ribald and potentially explosive. Hunting for the source of the fissure that, from that first encounter, runs through the country to this day. Andre Brink hs unearthed from the sun-carved land itself the missing meanings of a myth that has waited five centuries to be invented.

A Fork In The Road (Paperback): Andre Brink A Fork In The Road (Paperback)
Andre Brink 2
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Special order

Andre Brink grew up in the deep interior of South Africa, as his magistrate father moved from one dusty dorp to the next. With searing honesty he describes his conflicting experiences of growing up in a world where innocence was always surrounded by violence.

While living in Paris in the sixties, the tragedy of Sharpeville crystallised his growing political awareness and sparked the decision to return home and oppose the apartheid establishment with all his strength. This resulted in years of harassment by the South African secret police, in censorship, and in fractured relationships with many people close to him. Equally it led to extraordinary friendships sealed by meetings with leaders of the ANC in exile in both Africa and Europe.

Andre Brink tells the story of a life lived in tumultuous times. His long love affair with music, art, the theatre, literature and sport illuminate this memoir as do relationships with remarkable women, among them the poet Ingrid Jonker, who have shared and shaped his life, and encounters with people like Ariel Dorfman, Anna Netrebko, Nadine Gordimer, Gunter Grass, Beyers Naude, Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Above all, A Fork in the Road is a love song to the country where he was born, and where, despite its recent troubles and tragedies, he still lives.

A Chain of Voices (Paperback): Andre Brink A Chain of Voices (Paperback)
Andre Brink
R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Special order

Cruelty and passion are evoked in this luminous story of a slave rebellion set in a remote part of South Africa in 1825. At its heart is the confrontation between two men: one white, the other black; one master, the other a slave; two brothers joined as friends and torn asunder as adults in their tragic struggle for freedom. Based on the actual slave revolt and published simultaneously in Afrikaans and English, A Chain of Voices spans three generations of the living and the dead.
?The story?will inevitably evoke comparisons with William Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner, a work to which it is substantially superior in insight and artistry.?
-Julian Moynahan, New York Times Book Review
?A Chain of Voices is the truest and most provocative study of existential rebellion since the publication in 1951 of Camus's seminal work, The Rebel. Like Camus, Brink reminds us that no matter the human condition, there remains within an indomitable spark bursting to be free, a spirit which may in the end be able to abide physical slavery but never mental imprisonment.?
-News and Observer??Raleigh
?Brink is a good storyteller, adept at the selection and building of detail and the pacing of a momentum which sweeps the reader to its climax.?
-Sunday Tribune
?A Chain of Voices is a broadside of a book?It has much to say about the universality of oppression and the equally ubiquitous striving for freedom.?

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