Touching Brýnstone

Woudstra, Ruth (2012) Touching Brýnstone. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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Touching Brýnstone is the story of Beth, a young journalist who is troubled by misfortunes in her family and work circumstances. In a Pretoria library she is seduced by a book that consoles her and progressively becomes a fetish object. It sparks a journey to Japan, where she arrives to teach English. She is intent on meeting the author, whom she confounds with protagonist and book. This Bildungsroman is an exploration of the complex relationship between inner and outer self, and the struggle towards wholeness. Beth must find a way out of the obsession so that she can return to South Africa with an enriched insight into her shadow self.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:South African fiction, English language, Creative writing, Poetry, Short stories, Diaries
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions:Research Institutes and Units > Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER)
Supervisors:Wright, L.S.
ID Code:3106
Deposited By: Ms Chantel Clack
Deposited On:11 Jul 2012 06:14
Last Modified:11 Jul 2012 06:14
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