Memorandum

Memorandum In this unique book the text and visual images offer parallel narratives that resonate poignantly with each other The paintings quietly reflect the alienating experience of hospitalisation The story i

  • Title: Memorandum
  • Author: Marlene van Niekerk
  • ISBN: 9789021433165
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this unique book the text and visual images offer parallel narratives that resonate poignantly with each other.The paintings quietly reflect the alienating experience of hospitalisation The story is a gripping account by a lonely man who is diagnosed with cancer just before his retirement The night before a scheduled operation he starts writnng a memorandum about aIn this unique book the text and visual images offer parallel narratives that resonate poignantly with each other.The paintings quietly reflect the alienating experience of hospitalisation The story is a gripping account by a lonely man who is diagnosed with cancer just before his retirement The night before a scheduled operation he starts writnng a memorandum about a strange conversation he was party to during his previous stay in hospital, and the profound effect it hads on his life Durinfg the act of writing he comes to a life changing decision.

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    About “Marlene van Niekerk

    • Marlene van Niekerk

      Marlene van Niekerk is a South African author who is best known for her novel Triomf Her graphic and controversial descriptions of a poor Afrikaner family in Johannesburg brought her to the forefront of a post apartheid society, still struggling to come to terms with all the changes in South Africa In translation by Leon de Kock, this book was critically acclaimed in the US and UK, and was filmed in 2008 Van Niekerk studied Languages and Philosophy at Stellenbosch University While here, she wrote three plays for the lay theatre In 1979 she moved to Germany to join theatres in Stuttgart and Mainz as apprentice for directing From 1980 to 1985 she continued her studies of philosophy in The Netherlands Back in South Africa she lectured in Philosophy at the University of Zululand, and later at the University of South Africa in Pretoria Afterwards she was lecturer in Afrikaans and Dutch Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand.Although she made her debut as a poet in 1977 and subsequently published another volume of poetry and a volume of short stories, it was the publication of Triomf in 1994 which catapulted her to fame Her long awaited second novel, Agaat 2004 was equally critically acclaimed It was translated by fellow novelist, Michiel Heyns, and appeared in the UK and US as The Way of the Women Her third novel, Memorandum A Story with Pictures also translated by Heyns appeared in 2006 She is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Stellenbosch.



    522 thoughts on “Memorandum

    • Högst stilfull roman, vari en stel och stram form (fotnoter, appendix, tabeller) och dito berättarröst liksom förmänskligas och känsliggörs av vackra och stämningsfulla oljemålningar ur Adrian van Zyyls Sjukhusserien 2004-2006, samt av den berättelse som konstrueras av Läsaren, den som uppstår då Texten möter vår erfarenhet, så att romanen vid avslutad läsning, med Värdigheten intakt, ändock uppvisar en ångestriden själ, ett blottlagt bröst.



    • brilliant - like all her books. not quite up to the standard of Agaat, but redolent of all that we've been through in the last year. Great paintings too. Warning: this is one that we will be adding to out collection of what I now recognise as 'sicko-lit' along with diaries of the terminally ill, grieving spouses and such like. However, there is so much black humour here, especially related particularly to south africa and Afrikaans culture - an instant classic.


    • An absolutely wonderful, if sad and peculiar book. It is a novel interspersed with a narrative of photorealist paintings. Highly recommended, though unfortunately rather hard to find.


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