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Breytenbach, Breyten

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Works: 352 works in 899 publications in 9 languages and 11,833 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  Fiction  Artists' books  Diaries  History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Illustrator, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Artist, Creator, Other, Recipient
Classifications: PT6592.12.R4, 839.3615
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Memory of snow and of dust by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 libraries worldwide
"Meheret is a part-time journalist of Ethiopian origin, Mano is a 'mixed blood' South African actor, and Barnum is an exiled white South African writer. When Mano goes to South Africa to research a film of Barnum's life, he gets caught up in the struggle for liberation, arrested for a murder he did not commit, and sentenced to death". -- Book jacket
Mouroir : mirrornotes of a novel by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Breyten Breytenbach composed this wondrous ship of thought, this docu-dream, during a horrific period of incarceration
Windcatcher : new and selected poems, 1964-2006 by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Includes poems never before published
The memory of birds in times of revolution by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
14 editions published in 1996 in English and Dutch and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Essays en andere teksten over politiek, kunst en samenleving
The true confessions of an albino terrorist by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Autobiografisch relaas over de politieke, sociale, filosofische en psychologische aspecten van de Zuidafrikaanse apartheid
Lady one : of love and other poems by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Intimate stranger : a writing book by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 192 libraries worldwide
"Addressed to a young writer, Intimate Stranger is an eclectic and generous work flowing with insight and wit. Breytenbach's candid and provocative reflections on reading and writing guide without guiding, open mental channels, surprise, and inspire. A stirring glimpse into the mind of an artist, Intimate Stranger is a river of experience and visions, brimming with sleights of tongue and overshifting in mood. This genre-defying gem makes manifest Einstein's assertion: 'Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.'"--Publisher's website
All one horse : fictions and images by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
18 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Bitesize (yet with plenty to digest) lyrical, philosophical, provocative prose pieces with Breytenbach's original paintings
Notes from the middle world by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 173 libraries worldwide
"In dialogue with the dead and living - Nelson Mandela, Mahmoud Darwish, Barack Obama - internationally distinguished South African artist and writer Breyten Breytenbach's new collection of essays traces the collisions between utopia and disaster, political traumas and the renewal of hope. Notes from the Middle World is a beautiful and heart-wrenching book. Against the conformity of power, Breytenbach takes readers on a journey through the 'Middle World,' an imagined space beyond borders and exile, toward an embracing vision of justice for the un-citizens post-modernity has dispossessed." -- Back cover
Return to paradise by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and French and held by 159 libraries worldwide
In 1975, Breyten Breytenbach, a young Afrikaner poet, painter, and ANC activist in exile, made a secret visit to his native South Africa. He was arrested, charged with treason, and imprisoned for seven years. Much has changed since those days: Nelson Mandela has been released, apartheid is on its way out, F.W. de Klerk has set in motion multiracial rule, and Breytenbach, the young rebel, has become one of his country's most respected figures, an insider-outsider with a unique view of South Africa and Africa as a whole. In rich, vivid, evocative prose Breytenbach captures Africa: primitive huts alongside modern airports; the constant migrations of peoples; the ethereal beauty of the land. We travel with him from town to town, from Kwamandlangampisi and Houtenbeck to Goshen and Atlantis. We hear jazz in Capetown and hippopotami oomphing in pools, we see cardboard slums for blacks and exquisite white suburbs - cool houses with luxuriant gardens behind security walls topped with broken glass. We read of principals chased from classrooms by their students, and police confiscating cameras; we pass paw-paw trees, avocado orchards, and the blackened ruins of schools and huts; we learn ancient fables and folk superstitions, and always reflect on politics. This is a poet's experience of Africa, at once unsparing and elegiac
And death white as words : an anthology of the poetry of Breyten Breytenbach : (a bilingual text with English translations [from the Afrikaans]) by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
14 editions published in 1978 in 4 languages and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Judas eye ; and, Self-portrait/deathwatch by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Voice over : a nomadic conversation with Mahmoud Darwish by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Hertzog Prize winner Breyten Breytenbach's imaginative and inspirational elegy to Palestine's greatest poet
Nelson Mandela by Jean Guiloineau( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and Italian and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Nelson Mandela de l'enfance à son entrée dans la vie adulte : la naissance de souche royale en 1918, l'imprégnation des rites et légendes de sa tribu, l'apprentissage de l'anglais à l'école, des études de droit et la découverte de Johannesburg, où il rencontre le militant Walter Sisulu. Il a alors vingt-quatre ans
A season in paradise by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
14 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 libraries worldwide
A white South African writer opposed to apartheid returns to South Africa after a long exile
('YK') : die vierde bundel van die ongedanste dans by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Katastrofes by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
12 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Die huis van die dowe by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
13 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Lewendood : kantlynkarteling by 'n digbundel : die eerste bundel van die ongedanste dans by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in Afrikaans and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Skryt. Om 'n sinkende skip blou te verf by Breyten Breytenbach( Book )
11 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 69 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Afrika, Jan

controlled identity Blom, Jan

Afrika, Jan 1939-
Blom, Jan 1939-
Breyten, 1939-
Breyten Breytenbach
Breytenbach, Breyten
Lasarus, B. B.
Lasarus, B. B. 1939-
Lazarus, B.B.
Lazarus, B. B. 1939-
Languages
English (216)
Afrikaans (47)
French (15)
Dutch (11)
German (3)
Danish (1)
Portuguese (1)
Italian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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