Suidpunt-jazz van André Letoit: Waardeoordeel en die lees van ’n postmodernistiese prosateks

In reviews of the postmodernist novel, Suidpunt-jazz, certain value judgements are made. The norms on which these assessments are based are examined by using a model of Boonstra (1979). According to this model, coherence is singled out as the most important norm in these reviews. By emphasizing this...

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Published in: Literator Vol. 13; no. 1; pp. 51 - 66
Main Author: Burger, W
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Afrikaans
Published: AOSIS 05-06-1992
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Summary: In reviews of the postmodernist novel, Suidpunt-jazz, certain value judgements are made. The norms on which these assessments are based are examined by using a model of Boonstra (1979). According to this model, coherence is singled out as the most important norm in these reviews. By emphasizing this norm, a balanced evaluation of a postmodernist text becomes impossible. Eventually other norms (illusion-breaking and différance) are shown to be possibly more valid for evaluating a postmodernist text like Suidpunt-jazz.
ISSN: 0258-2279
2219-8237
DOI: 10.4102/lit.v13i1.723