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Tradition, Translation, TraumaThe Classic and the Modern$
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Jan Parker and Timothy Mathews

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199554591

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199554591.001.0001

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(p.347) Epilogue
Tradition, Translation, Trauma

Derek Attridge

Oxford University Press

This epilogue describes two scenes which reflect many of the threads woven skilfully through the chapters in this volume. The first scene is a shanty town in South Africa in the late 1980s. An elderly white woman, Mrs Curren, has agreed to assist in the search for her domestic servant’s son, and is now being led by her servant’s cousin to the site of the violence that they fear has engulfed him. The second scene takes place in the back garden of a suburban Cape Town house in 1955, where a 15-year-old boy, John Coetzee, is ‘mooning around’ at a loose end when he hears, coming from the next-door house, unfamiliar music.

Keywords:   South Africa, shanty town, Cape Town

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