Veil of Footsteps (Afrikaans Edition)

by Breyten Breytenbach | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0798149272 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mrbaggins1 of Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa on 2/28/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by mrbaggins1 from Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa on Thursday, February 28, 2013
The main character and narrator, the nomad Breyten Wordfool, takes the reader on a journey, on many journeys, through his own history and the places where he lives and works and regularly visits: Paris, Spain, Gorée (Senegal), Cape Town, New York, Vietnam: This should be kept in mind as I write Breyten Wordfool’s black book of impressions. One must not let go of the memories; maggots and grubs are always needed to transform that which has been lived.

Memories and impressions of real events – being arrested in 1975 at Johannesburg airport for alleged terrorist activities, witnessing the attack on the World Trade Centre in New York in 2001 – are alternated by surrealistic fantasies, dreamlike sequences, philosophical thoughts, fictions. He reports angrily, lyrically, humorously, daringly on our troubled times.

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