Arthur Kenneth Nortje

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  • Craig McLuckie
  • Ross Tyner

All I have are his letters from Sept. 1970 to Dec. I'm sure Ray Leitch has told you that he and I went to England and arranged Arthur's burial. I have not been back to England since so [I] presume there is still no marker on the grave. (Mrs. Olga Reed. Correspondence to Mr. Ross Tyner. August 6, 1996)

Kenneth Arthur Nortje's place in South African literature is by no means assured, yet the relatively small body of work published during his lifetime, as well as the posthumously published work has generated substantial critical attention. The publication of Dirk Klopper's new critical edition, Anatomy of Dark: Collected Poems of Arthur Nortje, will invite increased attention and debate over Nortje'…

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McLuckie, Craig, Ross Tyner. "Arthur Kenneth Nortje". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 May 2003
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