Return to Paradise

Front Cover
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
0 Reviews
South Africa heads toward majority rule, yet Breytenbach is far from optimistic about its future. He sees a civil war raging and the land awash in blood. "[This] fueled by the sort of rage that produces great literature" (Washington Post). A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Awarded the Alan Paton Prize.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In what is developing as a series of journals of visits back home to South Africa (A Season in Paradise, 1980, recounted a secret incursion in 1974), Paris-based Afrikaans poet and activist ex ... Read full review

Return to paradise

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Breytenbach, who describes himself as "an Afrikaans-speaking whitish male South African African temporarily living outside the continent,'' has written about his earlier experiences in A Season in ... Read full review


Votum i 12 Protyle
Entry 4 13 Fireknow
Beginning 11 14 Oasis

8 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1993)

BREYTEN BREYTENBACH was born in Bonnievale, South Africa, and currently divides his time between France, Spain, Senegal, and New York City. He teaches in the Creative Writing Department at New York University.

Bibliographic information