Windcatcher: New and Selected Poems, 1964-2006
J. M. Coetzee has described Breyten Breytenbach as "able to descend effortlessly into the Africa of the poetic unconscious and return with the rhythm and the words, the words in the rhythm, that give life." Windcatcher is a collection of Breytenbach's best work in poetry from 1964 to 2006, and includes many poems never before published. There are poems here from Paris in the sixties; poems written in prison, when Breytenbach was jailed in South Africa for seven years for his activities against the apartheid regime; poems of exile from New York in the nineties; poems from Vancouver, from Amsterdam, from Dar es-Salaam. Windcatcher is a remarkable record of a remarkable life and imagination.
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Review: Windcatcher: New & Selected Poems 1964-2006User Review - Michelle - Goodreads
heart-breaking. sublime. Read full review
Review: Windcatcher: New & Selected Poems 1964-2006User Review - Danielle - Goodreads
A collection of poems spanning over forty years and many continents. Breytenbach has certainly proven himself as a fine example of the poet of duende, the deep song, and the deep image. The poems are ... Read full review