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Uitbeelding van die dood in die digkuns van Elizabeth Eybers, Olga Kirsch en Eveleen Castelyn

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dc.contributor.advisor Pieterse, H.J. (Prof.) en Schutte, Susanna Elizabeth en 2009-08-25T10:57:32Z 2009-08-25T10:57:32Z 2009-08-25T10:57:32Z 2004-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Schutte, Susanna Elizabeth (2009) Uitbeelding van die dood in die digkuns van Elizabeth Eybers, Olga Kirsch en Eveleen Castelyn, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Since earliest times death has been an important and always actual theme in the arts. The point of departure of this thesis is to examine the portrayal of the ”discourse of and about death” in the poems of three women poets, namely Elisabeth Eybers, Olga Kirsch and Eveleen Castelyn. Various aspects of death thematics are considered and, from a formal perspective, the presence and absence of traditional forms concerning death, such as the ”obituary poem”, the ”elegy”, the ”dirge” and the ”threnody” are investigated. The research plan and the development of the study are dealt with in chapter one. The problem formulation and theoretical approaches for this study are given special attention. In chapter two the death theme in literature throughout the centuries, and specifically in poetry, is relevant. Death thematics occurring in English, Dutch, Afrikaans, Chinese, American, Russian, German, French and Spanish literatures are examined. Philosophical and Christian viewpoints concerning death are also investigated. The portrayal of death in the poetry of Elisabeth Eybers is the topic in chapter three. Her oeuvre is devided into four periods. The collections from Belydenis in die skemering up to Rymdwang are only summarily referred to, since this section has already been dealt with in my MA dissertation (Schutte, 1988). The following six volumes are discussed in detail concerning her religious views and the portrayal of death by way of various subthemes and stances. Chapter four is dedicated to the poetry of Olga Kirsch and in chapter five to that of Eveleen Castelyn. In chapter six a comparison is drawn between the three poets regarding their shared death thematics, similarities and differences in their mode of betrayal and their views on the afterlife. During her oeuvre Eybers adopts an agnostic view, Kirsch embraces the Jewish faith and Castelyn holds a Christian point of view throughout her oeuvre. At the end of the study a summary and findings are given and the conclusion, that the three poets increasingly become preoccupied with death, is reached. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource ( 190 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Death in literature en
dc.subject Intrinsic and ergocentric approach en
dc.subject Elisabeth Eybers en
dc.subject Olga Kirsch en
dc.subject Eveleen Castelyn en
dc.subject Female poets en
dc.subject Marginalized en
dc.subject Inadequately canonized en
dc.subject Religion en
dc.subject Poetic output en
dc.subject.ddc 839.3615
dc.title Uitbeelding van die dood in die digkuns van Elizabeth Eybers, Olga Kirsch en Eveleen Castelyn en
dc.type Thesis en en
dc.description.department Afrikaans and Theory of Literature en (D. Litt. et Phil. Afrikaans)) en

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