The experimental line in fiction

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Abstract

This chapter considers what J. M. Coetzee has called ‘the experimental line’ within the works of black and white writers in English and Afrikaans, showing how, during the apartheid years, its playfulness and experimentalism was often passed over in critical accounts intent on identifying a literature of witness and solidarity. It also traces the continuing ‘line’ of experimentation in post-apartheid literature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge History of South African Literature
EditorsDavid Attwell, Derek Attridge
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages779-799
ISBN (Print)978-0521199285
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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