Dog Heart: A Memoir Breyten Breytenbach

ISBN: 9780151004584

Published: August 25th 1999

Hardcover

192 pages


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Dog Heart: A Memoir  by  Breyten Breytenbach

Dog Heart: A Memoir by Breyten Breytenbach
August 25th 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 192 pages | ISBN: 9780151004584 | 5.65 Mb

Breyten Breytenbachs meditations are informed by a profound intelligence and wit and an overriding sense of the past. He is captivated by memories of the land that is no more, of the child he must have been. Breytenbach begins Dog Heart with his ownMoreBreyten Breytenbachs meditations are informed by a profound intelligence and wit and an overriding sense of the past.

He is captivated by memories of the land that is no more, of the child he must have been. Breytenbach begins Dog Heart with his own beginning in Bonnievale, South Africa, and looks at his homeland through the prism of memory to uncover a new landscape. We read of the ouvolk, the moon and stars and trees and shrubs and rocks that are really petrified shamans, subterranean travelers, death dancers who change themselves into rocks to become invisible to those who invade the land.

Then over time they forget to change back. Through searching honesty and dreamlike lyricism, Breytenbach raises the memoir to a new level.



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