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Breyten Breytenbach's Revolutionary Aesthetics


This article takes a retrospective look at the literary production of the South African writer and painter, Breyten Breytenbach. It argues that the revolutionary quality of this controversial author’s texts is to be found in the form his writing adopts, that is to say in the texture of his syntax and the power of his metaphors, rather than in the content of his novels, poems, short stories or essays.
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Sandra Saayman. Breyten Breytenbach's Revolutionary Aesthetics. Commonwealth Essays and Studies, 2019, 42 (1), pp.1-11. ⟨10.4000/ces.956⟩. ⟨hal-02898116⟩
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