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A comparative analysis of the South African and German reception of Nadine Gordimer's, André Brink's and J. M. Coetzee's works
Reihe: Anglistik/ Amerikanistik
Bd. 22, 2005, 392 S., 32.90 EUR, 32.90 CHF, br., ISBN 3-8258-8349-3
The canonical academic status as well as the immense commercial success of a small selection of 'white' South African authors such as Nadine Gordimer, André Brink and especially the latest Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee raise many questions. How did their images as 'representative' South African writers influence national and international understandings of the country South Africa? And how does the publishing media contribute to the construction and communication of South Africa as a cultural product? How do readers of different social and geographical locations react to the ways multi-national publishing companies promote their international best-sellers?