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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Windcatcher: new and selected poems, 1964-2006User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Starched eyes. Torch-blur. A luminous bed. Light that bleeds. Such are the pungent images that shape the poems in this collection by South African poet Breytenbach, whose tough, sharp-hued poetry is (dare we say) compulsive reading. Read full review
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heart-breaking. sublime. Read full review